Following the decision to suspend the Russian Federation’s rights of representation in the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly is to hold an extraordinary plenary session in hybrid mode on 14 and 15 March 2022. An urgent debate on "Russian Federation's armed attack against Ukraine: the Council of Europe's response" has been requested.
A meeting of the Assembly’s Standing Committee, which was foreseen to take place on 11 March 2022 in Berlin, is postponed to a later date.
The decision to suspend Russia was taken on 25 February by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers following an exchange of views with Assembly members at a meeting of the Joint Committee convened by PACE President Tiny Kox. The Joint Committee brings together both government representatives and parliamentarians from the Council of Europe.