Naryshkin: the delegation of the Russian Federation refuses to apply to participate in PACE session in January


MOSCOW, January 18. The delegation of the Russian Federation refuses to apply to participate in PACE session in January. This was stated by state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

“We have decided to refrain from trying to submit my application to participate in the PACE January session,” he said.

Naryshkin also noted that in February Russia will pay the third part of its contribution to the Council of Europe.

“As for the payment, in the month of February, we – the Russian Federation – will pay part of this fee in the amount of one third from it, and then we’ll see, we’ll continue to monitor the situation,” – said Naryshkin.

Naryshkin explained that it is about the contribution of Russia as a member of the COE. “If I’m not mistaken, (it) is about €32 million,” he said.