01.10.2008 13:03 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ An urgent debate on the consequences of the war
between Georgia and Russia is the main focus of the autumn session
of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that
started in Strasbourg on 29 September.

Under the pretext of 'serious concerns over the conflict between two
CoE member states', a group of 24 PACE members called to 'discredit
the Russian delegation'.

PACE President Lluis Maria de Puig scheduled a debate for October
2. Meanwhile, head of the Russian delegation, Konstantin Kosachev
insisted the discussion be held before the vote on resolution,
as stated in the Assembly's charter. "The initiative to discredit
the Russian delegation is absurd. Discussion of the key subject of
the current session without participation of the Russian delegation
will be a farce and will drive the Council of Europe into an awkward
position. Unable to decide who started the war - Georgia or Russia
- the CoE risks to accept a flagrant lie and put all the blame on
Russia," he said, RBC reports.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress