The decision of the Russian delegation not to participate in the session of the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE in Helsinki was the choice of the capital of Russia, said the Secretary General of the Assembly Spencer Oliver.
"Finnish authorities have not made decisions about the Russian delegation in General, it concerned only six individuals And was based on the obligations of Finland as a member of the European Union. The EU's position in this case has no relation to the position of the parliamentary Assembly. The OSCE PA not exclude anybody And is not going to be deleted. In addition, She has clearly stated its desire that the session was coming to, "said Oliver in an interview with" Kommersant ".
explaining the Decision, the Decision of the Russian delegation not to participate in the session of the OSCE PA, Oliver said, " it was her choice, not ours."" As for the solution, all these documents are similar when the story is about the Ukrainian crisis. No matter where it is accepted: to the OSCE PA, PACE, the European Parliament, the German Bundestag or the U.S. Congress", he added." Today, the dividing line in the EU is visible very clearly. She runs through the center of Ukraine, And this situation threatens the future of the entire OSCE region. We all very much hope That the Helsinki final act (the founding document of the OSCE, adopted in 1975) was not in truth a final for us (in the sense That he was not the last one). And That the OSCE PA will continue to function as an effective platform for dialogue between the parliamentary delegations from 56 countries (OSCE PA has 57 delegations together with distinguished representatives of the Vatican, which the Parliament is absent), " said Oliver. On Wednesday, the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE adopted a resolution in which he accused the Russian Federation in the ongoing hostilities in the Donbass. For a decision voted 96 members of the annual session, 7 people voted against and 32 abstentions. Explaining the decision, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said That the OSCE parliamentary Assembly has been advocating, taking anti-Russian resolution. Remember, on Thursday, the head of the parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for security And cooperation in the European Union (OSCE PA Ilkka Kanerva has confirmed readiness to propose to the EU to soften the rules of using the sanctions list regarding parliamentarians. Recall, July 1, Finland decided not to give the speaker of the State Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin permission to enter the country to participate in the session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, due to the fact That it is placed in the sanctions list of the EU. In the Russian Federation have reacted to it very negatively quickly. For example, the foreign Ministry said That the refusal of Finland entry Naryshkin harm bilateral relations. Finland on an official level did not agree with the allegations of a hostile attitude toward Russia.