: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Council of Europe to Allow Russia to Vote Again


The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body following a spat related to its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

Foreign ministers from the council’s 47 member states voted overwhelmingly to support a declaration that says that all members should be “entitled to participate” in the council’s two main organs “on an equal basis.”

Russia will now have to accredit a delegation to the Council of Europe before it can start voting on motions.

The council, which is based in Strasbourg, France and is open to …read more

Source: Voice of America

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