The attempt of the leadership of the State Duma of the Russian Federation to "drag" Pavel Shperov, a resident of Sevastopol, who had been illegally declared by the State Duma as a deputy on the results of illegally organized "elections" in the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea and Sevastopol, failed during approving the mandates of new members in national delegations of BSEC General Assembly. It occurred at the insistence of the Ukrainian delegation to the PABSEC, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov reports on Facebook:

“The convincing arguments of Ukrainian parliamentarians Lyudmila Denisova (People’s Front Faction) and Refat Chubarov (Petro Poroshenko Bloc Faction) were supported by almost all national delegations, except for Armenia”.

Refat Chubarov also noted that "the citizen Shperov had to leave the plenary session of the PABSEC General Assembly".

Reference: The Forty-Ninth General Assembly of Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) is held in Istanbul upon the invitation of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament) on 4-6 July 2017.

Parliamentary delegations of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine are attending the Istanbul Session.

The issues on the agenda include the role of parliaments in ensuring peace and security in the Black Sea region, development of new and renewable sources of energy, strengthening the legislative framework for economic growth and social integration, and the role of the parliaments in providing sustainable health care systems in the BSEC member states.

BSEC (Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization) is an intergovernmental organization uniting 12 Black Sea and the Southern Balkans states. It was created to promote cooperation, peace, stability and prosperity in the Black Sea basin.

PHOTO: Refat Chubarov’s Facebook