Russia Faces Threat to be Excluded from Council of Europe

Politics Materials 20 August 2008 11:50 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, 20 August / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Russia's exclusion from the Council of Europe (CE) is not ruled out. Military situation between Georgia and Russia will be primarily examined at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in September and Tbilisi will submit exhaustive material on the Russian aggression at the meeting, Temur Yakobashvili, the Georgian State Minister for Reintegration, told journalists at the end of a meeting with Matias Iorsh, reporter of the Monitoring Committee of the PACE for Georgia.

" Russia faces threat to be excluded from the CE at most and international isolation at the least. Russia showed that it was a leper and one should not approach to Russia," Yakobashvili said and noted that the CE should not tolerate a member, like Russia.

According to the State Minister, only Cuba supports Russia all over the world and even the countries, such as Venezuela and Belarus, turned away from Russia. Georgia will arouse a question at all organizations, which comprise Russia's membership, on its exclusion, because aggression should not remain non-punishable.

International isolation will be unhealthy for Russia, the State Minister said. "It is not Soviet Union that to possess any bloc and be self-satisfied. The committee should be established to rescue Russia from its leadership," he said.

The correspondent can be contacted at: [email protected]