MOSCOW, January 18. The Russian side has not transferred the payment to the Council of Europe, told journalists a source in the state Duma, familiar with the situation.
Slutsky: the delegation of the Russian Federation will miss the winter session of PACE
“I can tell you that the payment is not transferred, but it is better to ask this question to (the speaker of the state Duma) Sergey Yevgenyevich (Naryshkin),” he said.
Earlier, the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and relations with compatriots, member of the Russian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Leonid Slutsky said that the Russian delegation will miss the January session of the PACE. Earlier the state Duma has repeatedly stated that the issue of Russia’s participation in PACE session in January correlated with the position on payment of fee of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe, decisions on both issues will be accepted in January.