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Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the background of the adoption of PACE resolution depriving Russia of the right to vote

President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska talked, for,about the background of the adoption byPACE of a resolution maintaining the deprivation of the right to vote for Russia. It was exceptionally difficult to persuade the Europeans. They kept repeating that “a dialogue is needed” and that “Russia should get a chance”.No one, however, was able to answer our question: how did Russia use the chancesit has had already from Europe and Ukraine –she said.She also noted that initially, there was no understanding of how the adoption of the resolution could persuade Russia at all,considering for instance, the failed efforts to have N. Savchenko released.