Financial recovery of B&N Bank to last 6-8 months — Central BankBusiness & Economy September 21, 14:33
Russian senator says Morgan Freeman used instead of evidence in anti-Russian videoRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 14:17
Moldova’s liberals initiate presidential impeachmentWorld September 21, 14:06
Fan-ID system helped against racism during FIFA Confederations Cup — officialSport September 21, 13:35
Russian warship sails through English ChannelMilitary & Defense September 21, 13:12
Kremlin slams attempts to brand Russia as aggressor while discussing UN mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 13:07
Press review: Peacekeepers in Ukraine stalled and Russia suspects US leak to IslamistsPress Review September 21, 13:00
Kremlin shares Defense Ministry's stance on US role in militants’ attack in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 21, 12:36
Admiral Essen frigate returns to Sevastopol from Mediterranean SeaMilitary & Defense September 21, 12:03
MOSCOW, October 26 (Itar-Tass) - The head of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will demand sanctions against Georgia for disrupting the mandate of Russian observers ahead of the upcoming presidential election, Russian State Duma member Vasily Likhachov told Itar-Tass Friday.
Likhachov and his colleague Sergey Kalashnikov were to go to Tbilisi as members of the PACE monitoring mission.
“We have not abdicated our mandates. We have been declared personae non gratae in Georgia. Should we appear at the border, we may face criminal and administrative sanctions,” Likhachov said. “This was clearly stated in the official documents the Georgian side referred to the PACE secretariat and the political group of the United Left.” He added Georgia said Russian deputies fell under the operation of the law On Occupied Territories for visiting Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Likhachov said it was an outrageous incident, which, he said with regret, was not the first and hardly the last. The Russian delegation to the PACE would demand the Council of Europe takes sanctions at the next meeting of the monitoring commission in Vienna in early November.
He added other national delegations might support the idea. PACE activities in Georgia can be then frozen for two years.