Russian delegation will study all risks before deciding to return to PACE - lawmaker

Russian delegation will study all risks before deciding to return to PACE - lawmaker

The State Duma, lower house of the Russian parliament, will study all possible risks when making a decision on the return the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters on Saturday, TASS reports.

"The national delegation of the Russian Federation in PACE is formed taking into account the views of all factions of the State Duma, and we will discuss further actions with them, study all the risks when making a decision so that no more situations similar to those that occurred earlier in PACE occurred again. Only after that we will apply for participation," he said.

Now it’s necessary to wait for the PACE’s reaction to the statement of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, he added.

"In any case, the Parliamentary Assembly should amend its regulations, fixing the norm on equality of all national delegations, or delegate the relevant authority to the Committee of Ministers," the speaker added.

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