Pushkov: speaking about the withdrawal of Russia from the Council of Europe is not


MOSCOW, 29 Jan. Russia is not going to come out of the Council of Europe, said at a press conference the Chairman of state Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.

“About the withdrawal of Russia from the Council of Europe is out of question “,- said Pushkov.

According to him, Russia will participate in the structures of the Council of Europe, including the European court of human rights.

“The decision to be part of the Council of Europe is a confirmation of our belonging to the European continent. If we want good relations with European countries, our participation in the Council of Europe is logical”,- he stressed.

Pushkov added that as a member of the Council of Europe Russia could not be excluded or to withdraw herself from PACE.