Russia ceased to participate in the agreements of the Council of Europe

Moscow ceases participation in eight agreements of the Council of Europe, in connection with this, 14 acts and provisions have become invalid. Russia left the Council of Europe in March

Russia ceases participation in eight partial and extended partial agreements of the Council of Europe (CE). The document, signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, dated June 28, was published on the legal information portal.

Thus, Russia withdraws from the Group for International Cooperation on Drugs and Addictions (Group Pompidou, formerly known as the Group for Cooperation in Combating Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking), the European Fund for Supporting Cooperative Film Production and Distribution of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works. Evrimage» and the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Participation in the partial agreement of 1990 establishing the European Commission for Democracy through Law, and in the partial open agreement of the CE on forecasting, preventing and providing assistance in the event of natural disasters and technological disasters have also been terminated.

In addition, Russia withdrew from the expanded partial agreements on sports, on cultural routes and from the Observatory for the Teaching of History in Europe.

In this regard, 14 acts and provisions have become invalid.

Russia withdrew from the Council of Europe in March, after 26 years of membership. Prior to that, the day after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe limited Russia's rights in this organization and in PACE. On March 14, the CE Parliamentary Assembly notified the Russian delegation of the suspension of its membership in the assembly, later voting for the exclusion of Russia from the CE.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry explained the decision to withdraw from the Council of Europe by the abuse of “their majority” in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe by the states of the European Union and NATO, which becomes a continuation of the “line of destruction”; this organization.

Later, Vice Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that Russia intends to denounce the Charter of the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and four other conventions, as well as a number of documents that do not meet the interests states.

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