Pushkov: PACE is not imposed and may not impose sanctions for the deputies who visited the Crimea

Pushkov: PACE is not imposed and may not impose sanctions for the deputies who visited the Crimea


MOSCOW, January 27. The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has not imposed and may not impose sanctions for parliamentarians, visiting the Crimea and the Donbass, publications on this topic – Ukrainian “fake”, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.

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“No “punishments” for European parliamentarians, who visited the Crimea or the Donbass, the PACE did not enter and cannot enter. This is another fake “made in Ukraine” (in Ukraine – ed.)”, – wrote on his page in Twitter the MP, who heads the Russian delegation to PACE.

Pushkov pointed out that PACE is an Advisory body of the Council of Europe, “its resolutions are recommendatory in nature, she is not entitled to prohibit or authorize the deputies”.

Earlier media with reference to the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine George Logoiskogo it was reported that the PACE allegedly adopted a resolution on punishing deputies of the Assembly for not agreed with the authorities of Ukraine to visit the Crimea and the Donbass.