Swedish MPs called for sanctions against Russia in PACE. This was announced on Thursday, April 9, RT reported with reference to a document drawn up by members of the Party of Center Kerstin Lundgren and Magnus Ek.
According to the authors of the initiative, after the restoration of the Russian delegation’s authority, Moscow “ignores the decisions taken in the Council of Europe and other international institutions.
At the same time, the parliamentarians did not specify what restrictions they propose to impose on Russia in the Parliamentary Assembly.
In this regard, Federation Council member, Senator Oleg Morozov believes that the European Union has lost European solidarity because of the coronavirus situation and Sweden is trying to consolidate Europe around anti-Russian sanctions.
“I think that this initiative will not receive any support in Europe today,” said the MP.
In 2014, the Russian delegation to the PACE was deprived of the right to vote, to participate in observation missions and to be a member of the organization’s governing bodies because of the events in Ukraine and the return of the Crimea. In response, Moscow stopped sending its MPs to work in the Assembly and in 2017 froze the payment of the contribution to the Council of Europe.
In June last year, the PACE session approved a resolution confirming the full powers of the Russian delegation. It was ratified in January 2020.