In Strasbourg today resumes its work the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) deputies begin their winter session.
the Russian delegation intends to raise the issue of the tripartite mechanism for overcoming crisis situations, reports channel “Russia 24”. This mechanism provides for the adoption of measures against countries in violation of the basic principles of the Council of Europe, but at the initiative of either the PACE or the Committee of Ministers or of the Secretary-General.
In the Russian delegation believe that the procedure should be exceptional and, therefore, for its application it is necessary to increase the quorum.
the Russian delegation intends to raise the issue of media freedom in Europe and the pressure of the Estonian authorities for the Agency Sputnik. In addition, Russia will present a draft Declaration condemning the destruction of monuments to soldiers-winners in the Second world war and attempts of revision of history. Parliamentarians also want to raise the question of the violation of the basic principles of the Council of Europe by Ukraine against the Russian language.