AFP: Council of Europe assembly authorises Russia's return25 June 2019 | 02:52 | FOCUS News Agency
Despite strong opposition from Ukraine, 118 parliamentarians from Council of Europe member states agreed that Russia could present a delegation which would be allowed to participate in the election on Wednesday of a new secretary general for the pan-European rights body.
Sixty two members of the Strasbourg-based body's parliamentary assembly voted against the move and there were ten abstentions.
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