Russia membership in the board of Europe was suspended after its invasion of Ukraine, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday.
The board of Europe was formed after the Second World War to protect human rights and rule of right across the continent. It is separate from the European Union.
“The committee of Ministers of the board of Europe, of of which Italy holds the presidency, took the decision exclude the Russian Federation from son membership”, said Di Maio in A declaration.
“Italy considers this to be a necessary measure in light of Russia is unacceptable military aggression against Ukraine, which constitutes a serious violation of international law”, he added.