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Russia regains voting rights in the Parliamentary Assembly | TIME ONLINE

Russia will have its right to vote in the Parliamentary Assembly after a five – year break Europe (PACE) back. The panel adopted a resolution at a meeting. The text was accepted with 118 to 62 votes. Ten deputies abstained.

In response to the annexation of the Ukrainian Black Sea Peninsula Crimea had the Parliamentary Assembly Russia revoked the right to vote and other rights five years ago. The Moscow government had reacted by boycotting the assembly and no longer sent a delegation. In 2017, Russia also suspended contributions to the Council of Europe.

The statute threatens a country's exclusion if it has not paid any contributions for two years. To prevent this, the parliamentary assembly now changed its rules of procedure – despite fierce protests, especially by Ukrainian MPs. The Assembly bowed to the "Russian blackmail," criticized the Conservative Oleksii Goncharenko.

The 18 Russian members of the Assembly will now receive their voting rights in time for Wednesday's election of a new Secretary General of the country organization. The Moscow government has repeatedly threatened to leave the Council of Europe in case the sanctions against the Russian delegation are maintained.

The Council of Europe, based in the French city of Strasbourg, is the largest state organization on the European continent. Founded 70 years ago, it brings together 47 member states. Together with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Council of Europe is committed to respecting the human rights of some 830 million citizens in the member states.

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