The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe deprived the Russian delegation of a voting right and banned Russians to take leading posts in PACE till an end of the year due to the fact the Russian lawmakers supported actions on occupation and annexation of  Crimea by Moscow.

PACE deprives Russian delegation of voting right till end of year due to annexation of Crimea/ REUTERS

According to an own UNIAN correspondent in Brussels, this decision was made during the hearings at the PACE session in Strasbourg, the Russian delegation did not take part in it.