PACE deprives Russia of right to vote over Crimea annexation

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Russians have also been forbidden to take executive posts till the end of the year. The decision was made during a hearing at a PACE session in Strasbourg, UNIAN reports. The Russian delegation did not take part in it and called the discussion a political farce.

PACE will reconsider the issue and the ban may be prolonged in January, Austrian speaker Stefan Schennach claimed.

PACE adopted a resolution condemning the Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea on April 9. It urged Moscow to remove troops from the peninsula.

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