The Russian delegation to the OSCE PA voted against the Minsk Declaration in General

The Russian delegation to the OSCE PA voted against the Minsk Declaration in General


MINSK, 9 July. /TASS/. The delegation of the Russian Federation to the OSCE parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) voted against the adoption of the Minsk Declaration at the end of Sunday the 26th session of the OSCE PA. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy.

“Russia in connection with the presence in the Minsk Declaration of the document from the Ukraine, objected to the adoption of the Minsk Declaration as a whole,” said Colon.

Before the vote, the head of the Russian delegation has offered “to withdraw the resolution and to consider it separately.” This proposal was rejected by the OSCE PA President. For the adoption of the document voted 91 MP, against – 15 abstained – 3.

Prior to that, the Russian delegation refused to vote on the resolution and on the resolution on human rights in Russia and Belarus. “We will not vote for the wording of the resolution “On restoration of the sovereignty territorial integrity of Ukraine” and the resolution on “the Situation in Eastern Europe,” said Colon.

“We strongly disagree with, which are becoming obscene language about the annexation of Crimea, as well as the tone of some of the paragraphs and paragraphs that are totally unacceptable to us”, – said the head of the delegation of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, said Tolstoy, “we are very grateful to colleagues for the joint work”. “All the other points of the Russian Federation supports and is ready for them to work together”, – said the head of the Russian delegation to the OSCE PA.

Assembly is not included in the final document of the meeting resolution “the Situation in Eastern Europe”, criticizing the situation of human rights and freedoms in Russia and Belarus.

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