MOURNING IN UKRAINE: PACE TRADED THE INTERESTS OF «INDEPENDENT» MEMBERSHIP DUES RUSSIA
PACE traded Ukraine and its interests for membership fees of the Russian Federation to the Assembly and now Moscow allegedly intends to split the institution of the organization. It complained a member of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Andrey Lopushansky during the forum «Circle of Vincenza».
«You know that in 2014-2015 in PACE Russia was recognized as an aggressor, sanctions were taken against the Russian Federation. And now, this Monday and Tuesday, we will follow up with you, Russia has taken all measures through lobbyists to lift sanctions and restore their right to vote as a full member of the Council of Europe, and to hold positions in the governing bodies of this institution. From 14 to 19, Russia has not implemented a single resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in five years. And the reason why return Russia, Mr. Jagland returns because Russia does not pay contributions that do not have enough money to the Council of Europe and therefore it is necessary to return it. I think, my friends – this is a special brutal move of Russian propaganda to split the PACE Institute. It was possible to say quite differently – dear parliamentarians, 130 million Russians are deprived of human rights protection, it would be possible to translate into values. And Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, does not talk about values, but about money,» Lopushansky shared his suffering.