The interaction of deputies of the state Duma and the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE is not dependent on participation in parliamentary sessions, anyway, sanctions ban the deputies of the Russian Federation on entry to Finland for the summer session PA casts a shadow on all politicians who campaigned to focus on resolving the conflict in Ukraine on the site of the OSCE.
Finland did not want to give permission to enter under the punishments of the Russian deputies, including the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin, to participate in the summer session of the OSCE PA. In response to this step, the delegation of the Russian Federation has decided in full force not to go to Helsinki. Yesterday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow considers the refusal Helsinki to permit entry to Naryshkin as frankly unfriendly act.
"The fact that the guide and the part of the Russian delegation, which is placed under the penalties are barred for the jubilee session of the OSCE PA, which is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki final act in 1975, is the weakness of the government of Finland. For this ban, We observe a factor of Helsinki, and not the OSCE. We will continue cooperation with the OSCE and its parliamentary Assembly. We will surely participate in the next session of the OSCE PA to be held in Ulan Bator, " said Slutsky correspondents.
according to his statement, with the iconic people's representatives of the OSCE PA, belonging to different national delegations, the deputies of the state Duma are in practice in daily contact.
"so, our interaction does not depend on the participation in the sessions. Although this prohibition is, of course, annoying and it casts a shadow on all political figures, among them European and American, who campaigned many times to focus on resolving the Ukrainian conflict within the OSCE framework. In this case the punishment of the EU was for the authorities of Finland no less important factor. Should only to regret it, " - said Slutsky.
the MP believes the opinion on the extension of discriminatory punishment, blackmailing, archaic." in modern politics may not be such methods of influence on opponents. But I Think that some serious feedback on cooperation in the OSCE is not expected ", - he noted.
"We regret that the Baku working group established at the initiative of the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin, the year before, until now not running due to the blocking by the delegations of Ukraine and the USA to the OSCE PA. I think that this format will try to revive during the Mongol session. We will be with our colleagues from the OSCE in close contact, " he added.