European circles consider that if Putin wins in Russia with such a [high] score, it is a threat to democracy, that it is an authoritarian regime, that there is a falsification in vote counting. But when a candidate wins with such a score in a country that matches the interests of the United States and Europe, everyone finds it normal. Macron has invented an explanation of style: do not compare, the system in your state is different. Everything is transparent. Everything is perfect. It’s two weights, two measures.
If Russia does not return to PACE (the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), Turkey and several other countries will leave after it. It will become a marginal club. This organisation will be destroyed without Russia and several other countries.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Council of Europe, including its imminent collapse without Russia. After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia's voting rights in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) were suspended. However, they were recently restored.