Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“Any secondary sanctions against the Russian delegation to PACE will again entail our withdrawal from the Assembly’ site. But without unnecessary utopia, such a development of events would be unlikely within the framework of raising the question of ratification of our powers.
Today, the Russian delegation is already integrated into the working fabric of PACE. The vast majority of delegates want to support us. In Strasbourg, it is becoming more and more interesting, and the work of the Russian delegation is more and more effective. It’s still not easy for us, but we’ll work. “