Elizabeth Isakov. The Swiss MPs prepared to act as mediators in facilitating inter-parliamentary dialogue between Russia and Ukraine, said Last news a member of the Council of States (upper chamber of the Swiss Parliament), co-chair of the Swiss-Russian inter-parliamentary friendship group Filippo Lombardi.
"we currently have two groups (inter-parliamentary friendship) and I am the co-chair of both groups - the Swiss-Russian and Swiss-Ukrainian. Our idea is to continue work in this format. First at the bilateral level, the Swiss-Russian and Swiss-Ukrainian. And then We can have a common tripartite meeting, " he said.
according to his statement, the basic principle of this interaction was adopted as the Russian side, and Ukrainian, And the first trilateral meeting in this format, " We hope to hold before the end of the current year in Bern.
with a private party, Vice-speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Yuri Vorobyov said Fins news that Moscow is already working on creating within the "Normandy format" inter-parliamentary body that would be able to discuss difficult issues related to the settlement in Ukraine." We support all the contacts, but not to reproach each other, And to develop mechanisms for the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - he said.
explaining the Swiss initiative on the possible establishment of a tripartite inter-parliamentary dialogue, Vorobyov said that " it is a good initiative, we will continue to explore."
"We are ready to examine any proposal relating to the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine and the decision of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - he added.