Strasbourg: In the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, they signed a “comic” draft resolution on providing deputies with chemical protection equipment if Russia returns to work in the assembly.
It is added that the resolution “Measures to counteract the return of Russia” was initiated by Ukrainian deputy Olexsiy Goncharenko, and the signatures were signed by 25 PACE members, in particular, representatives of three of the six political groups (European People's Party, liberals and co-servants) and six CE member states (Ukraine, Great Britain, Georgia, Estonia, Finland and Sweden).
“Given the steps that could lead to the return of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation to PACE, as well as the recent events in Salisbury, United Kingdom, we propose that the Assembly change its regulations, providing PACE members with means of protection from chemical and radioactive effects during the next sessions of the assembly,” the document says.
It is noted that the draft resolution was still not registered through the personal decision of the PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier.
To Goncharenko a letter was written explaining why they didn’t register the project.
“The president decided that the text was improperly issued so it will not be issued as an assembly document and will not be considered by the PACE Bureau,” the letter says.