Will Russia be expelled from Council of Europe?

Will Russia be expelled from Council of Europe?

Russia can be expelled from Council of Europe if the country does not make monetary contributions, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland told the PACE autumn session.

He said that in accordance with the Statute of the Council of Europe, the organization's Committee of Ministers may temporarily suspend membership of a country that has not been making monetary contributions for two years, the Kommersant daily reported

Russia stopped making contributions in 2017 against the backdrop of a crisis in relations with PACE. The two-year timeframe for failure to make monetary contributions will end for Russia in June 2019.

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