: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Council of Europe assembly allows Russia’s return

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: The Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly agreed early Tuesday to allow Russian representatives to return to the body, five years after it was stripped of its voting rights over the annexation of Crimea.Despite strong opposition from Ukraine, 118 parliamentarians from Council of Europe member states agreed that Russia could present a delegation, paving the way for it to participate in the election of a new secretary general for the pan-European rights body on Wednesday.Sixty-two members of the Strasbourg-based body’s parliamentary assembly (PACE) voted against the move and there were 10 abstentions following Monday’s late-night debate.Moscow representatives were stripped …read more

Source: theSun

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