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Moscow has got no idea of Tbilisi’s initiatives in PACE

2010-04-23 15:28

According to Head of the Russian delegation to PACE Constantin Kosachev, Moscow has got no idea of the Georgian delegation's initiative of divesting Moscow of its authority at the spring session of the Assembly held in connection with the 2008 events in South Ossetia, RIA Novosti reports.


"So far, we know nothing of the Georgian party's initiatives as to the authority", - he stated, leaving open the possibility of a heated debate in the Assembly in the course of discussing the report "On the consequences of the war between Georgia and Russia". "The Russian delegation has got a plan of actions in case of an unforeseen situation", - the diplomat added.

In September, PACE Commission did not support the initiative of divesting Russia of the right to vote. The idea belonged to Georgia; the Georgian delegation to PACE even gathered the European parliamentarians' signatures under the proposal to divest the Russian delegation of its authority in the Assembly.

Constantin Kosachev has stated that the proposal "failed... It (the proposal) has not been included in the text of the (report) resolution". The diplomat also specified that the proposal failed "in the ratio of 8 to 21"; he underlined that the failure happened by a great majority in favor of those who believes it to be more expedient to maintain a dialogue with Russia".

He also reported that the Russian amendment suggesting to stop the discussion of the authority issue has not been adopted at the meeting. The head of the RF delegation stated that "PACE is unfortunately lacking responsible politicians who could foresee the consequences of the decisions they take".

As was underlined by Kosachev, the situation is becoming unacceptable for Russia. "We believe that the constant returning to the issue of the situation in the South Caucasus without bringing in any definite proposals is no compliment to PACE and practically leaves the organization outside the settlement process that is going on in the conflict zones", - Kosachev expressed his assuredness.


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