Foreign Ministry sent proposals to the State Duma on Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO and WHO

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent to the State Duma a list of Russia’s agreements with international organizations for their possible denunciation. This, writes “Parliamentary newspaper”, said the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Pyotr Tolstoy.

After Russia’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe, Tolstoy said, “the next step is to withdraw from the WTO and the WHO, which have already neglected their obligations towards our country.”

The State Duma, the vice speaker said, together with the Federation Council plans to “analyze and propose to denounce these agreements.”

In March, Russia announced that it would no longer participate in the work of the Council of Europe and would denounce the European Convention on Human Rights, after which Russians would no longer be able to apply to the European Court of Human Rights. On March 16, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe expelled the Russian Federation from this organization, where it had been a member for 26 years.

On May 16, a bill was submitted to the State Duma for consideration , providing that judgments of the European Court of Human Rights issued after March 16, 2022 are not enforceable in Russia.

(C)MEDUZA 2022


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