The delegation of Russia prematurely left the session of the OSCE


Делегация России досрочно покинула заседание ОБСЕThe delegation of Russia stated about violation of rules by consideration of two resolutions.

The speaker of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly denies this.

The Russian delegation to the OSCE parliamentary Assembly in Berlin said about the violation of the regulations when voting for the resolution and left the meeting room before the end of the session. On Wednesday, July 11, said the head of the delegation, Vice-speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy.

According to Tolstoy, the delegation of Russia stated about violation of rules by consideration of two resolutions from statuie the authors of the documents and asked to postpone the vote on these documents.

“Violation of rules was committed by the Chairman and the Secretariat of the OSCE PA. The Russian delegation believes that the absence at the meeting of the OSCE PA of a number of members – sponsors and co-sponsors resolutions which are directed against our country, was not properly executed as provided by regulations,” said Tolstoy.
According to him, must be a written statement of the Deputy that he retains his signature under the resolution and is absent from a meeting, but there was no such statement.

“It is a violation of the rules casts doubt on the number of legitimate signatures on a resolution,” said Tolstoy.
At the same time, the speaker of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Giorgi Tsereteli, re-elected on Wednesday to the post, said that he had not violated the regulations under consideration at the meeting of the Assembly resolutions.

“No one but the Russian delegation, did not support what they were saying. They just took one word (in the rules of the OSCE PA). Why should we require notification in writing when all other requirements are met? The Secretariat is not just explained it,” – said Tsereteli told reporters.


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