Sanctions against Russia find no support with PACE

The Bureau of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) hasn’t supported sanctions against its Russian members following the conflict in South Ossetia, says the head of Russia's delegation, Konstantin Kosachev.

Earlier, 24 PACE members called for the suspension of Russia's powers in the Assembly.

“All the participants of the meeting were against any sanctions in respect of either the Russian or the Georgian delegation. Those who signed the draft resolution have put the Assembly in an uncomfortable position,” Kosachev said.

The PACE autumn session is currently underway in Strasbourg and its major focus is the military conflict in South Ossetia in August.

The group will hear a report by the fact-finding mission that visited Russia, Georgia and South Ossetia last week.