Appointment of Joe Biden’s son to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma is a traditional example of US looting its colonies. At times, families of high-ranking US officials benefited not only from colonies but from Washington’s geopolitical opponents. Given the revenues that the American politicians received from the ruins of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukrainian economies, all those who believe in the US’s intention to fight corruption in foreign countries, are naive.
The Russian delegation was stripped of its voting rights in April 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting Russian military aggression against Ukraine as a domestic affair, and its illegal annexation of Crimea as a "re-unification" preceded by a "referendum."
The decision to strip the Russian delegation of voting rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in April 2014 was a direct response to the illegal annexation of Crimea which, in PACE's view, "created a threat to stability and peace in Europe" (para. 6).
In the January 2020 resolution restoring these rights, the Assembly explicitly "recalls its position on the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation" (para. 6). The Assembly's Monitoring Committee reiterates its concerns regarding Russia's "illegal annexation of Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine" (para. 3.8), among many others.