The refusal of the Russian delegation to take part in session of parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE in Helsinki was due to the choice of the EU, the US And Canada in the side of the confrontation, said the MP of the state Duma, special representative of the Assembly's battle with crime Nikolay Kovalev.
after 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, the delegation of the Russian Federation has decided in full force not to go to Helsinki. The OSCE PA, held without the participation of the Russian Federation adopted a resolution that condemns Russia's actions in Ukraine And close to its borders in the context of the country's ongoing decline.
in interview to the newspaper "Kommersant", the Secretary-General of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Spencer Oliver explained the lack of the Russian delegation at the last session of the assemblies in Helsinki, saying that It was " her choice, not ours."
"It is not our choice. This is in fact the choice in the direction of opposition from the EU, from America, from Canada, which made this a tough resolution. And, of course, if work begins with the failures of the law, such decisions do not have the opportunity to be recognized as legitimate, " said Kovalev Last news .
the MP said that the Finnish human rights activists And political analysts Spencer replied to the question And criticize the Finnish authorities, because This decision was made under pressure from American citizens And Finland lost its independence And sovereignty, going on about the wishes of American citizens."
According to his statement, the representative of the USA visited Finland, After which " everything changed "." Before the Finns tended to give visas to all the members of the Russian delegation. It is impossible to organize the work, which begins with the violation of norms of international law ", - said Kovalev.
the Deputy noted that in this case there was a gross violation, an attempt was made to reduce the membership of the delegation of the Russian Federation, although the documents of the Assembly stipulates that it is composed of fifteen commissioners. In addition, in his vision, the Finnish authorities showed the priority of domestic law over international, which is unacceptable.
"According to all international treaties, norms of international law above domestic law of the countries that these commitments are signed. And signed, of course, Finland. This is a gross violation, " said Kovalev.