In the draft resolution, before paragraph 6, insert the following paragraph:
"The Assembly considers that the Russian Federation's en masse distribution of Russian passports to persons living outside the Russian Federation ("passportization") is contrary to the Council of Europe's principles. The Assembly shares the opinion of the Venice Commission on the law on Defense of the Russian Federation (CDL-AD(2010)052) and considers that justifying the military actions by a member state against other member states by the need to protect its own citizens is not compatible with Council of Europe standards".
Explanatory Note :
The Assembly has continuously comdemned the practice of large scale "passportizations" by the Russian Federation in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (Resolution 1683(2009), 1696(2009), 1896(2012)). The Assembly has to uphold the position of the Venice Commission concerning the law on Defense of the Russian Federation.