Top senator hints at Russia’s looming exit from Council of Europe

Top senator hints at Russia’s looming exit from Council of Europe

The Russian Upper House speaker says the country’s authorities are preparing to quit the Council of Europe as Russian politicians are “tired” of constant reprisals from the body. Russian Upper House speaker Valentina Matviyenko made the announcement at a Thursday meeting with the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Liliane Maury Pasquier, adding that she is speaking with “absolute sincerity.”

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