Peter Beyer wins votes for Kosovo rapporteur

German Bundestag MP Peter Beyer defeated Russia`s Aleksey Kondratyev in the race for Kosovo`s Council of Europe rapporteur.

During today's vote at the Committee for Foreign Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he won by 33 votes to Kondratyev, who received six of them.
 

The decision to elect a rapporteur on Kosovo in the CoE will also go through other mechanisms of this Council, but today's vote counts as the most important.
 

RTK reported earlier that Russian Aleksey Kondratyev was involved in an attempted kidnapping. There has also been a petition from civil society organizations who sent a letter requesting for Alexei Kondratiev not to be elected as Rapporteur for Kosovo, due to his earlier actions in violation of human rights.