Moscow opposing the Council of Europe's (CoE) hostile motion to start monitoring proceedings against Hungary said Alexei Puskov the head of the Russian delegation in Strasbourg at the Parliamentary Assembly summer session, which begins Monday.
The head of the Russian delegation said he was convinced that this initiative was a hostile proceeding against a country that did not follow the European Union's recommendations. The Russian politician also remarked that he intends to raise issues of the blatant use of double standards in the European institutions.
Alexei Puskov also wants to discuss the issue of anti-Russian decisions made by the Council of Europe in a time when in Europe massive violation of human rights takes place that the assembly regularly ignores.
The Russian politician particularly mentioned police crackdown on peaceful French protesters when opposing same sex marriage.
Due to the French and other Western European events the Parliamentary Assembly monitoring procedure law needs to be upgraded, as the organization uses monitoring proceedings exclusively against Eastern European countries while ignores violations of human rights in the western part of Europe said the Russian politician.
Earlier, the head of the Turkish delegation assured the Hungarian side that Turkey will vote against the motion by the Council of Europe to monitor Hungary.
(magyarhirlap.hu – MTI – hungarianambiance.com)