“Attempts to challenge the powers of the Russian delegation after its return to full participation in the work of PACE are carried out every year and have already become routine.

In 2020 and 2021, these initiatives did not find support among the majority of the members of the Assembly,” Soltanovsky said.

He expressed hope that common sense would prevail this time as well.

Earlier, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Slutsky, said that the Russian delegation could refuse to work in PACE if its powers were infringed.