Russia’s delegation filed an application on Tuesday to confirm its powers in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Russian State Duma (lower house) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told reporters.
"A decision on the resolution has been made," Volodin said. "Shortly after this resolution was passed, we applied for participation." According to Volodin, "the Russian delegation is invited to work" and the decision made by PACE enables Russian parliamentarians "to start working," TASS reports.
Volodin has not ruled out that during the procedure on confirming Russia’s powers "some destructive forces" could try to take steps to limit them.