The Yabloko faction refuses to support unconditionally
the draft Statement of the Duma prepared by the Committee
for International Affairs related to the decision of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to initiate
proceedings to suspend Russia’s membership of the Council
The representatives of Yabloko will insist on the deletion
of several clauses from this document. In particular, Yabloko
objects to the provision expressing support for the actions
of the delegation of the Federal Assembly of the RF, when
the delegation - except for two representatives of Yabloko
and Sergei Kovalyov (from the SPS faction)-left the hall
of PACE in protest at what the Russian parliament members
consider to be an unjust decision.
On April 11, 2000 the draft statement of the Duma will
still be discussed by deputy factions and groups and on
April 12 it will be submitted to the Duma.
Based on Interfax reports.