The recurrence of a situation similar to that which occurred with the ban on entry into Finland of the State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin to participate in the session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, will not happen, said the head of the OSCE PA Ilkka Kanerva.
"I told some specific steps that can be taken to prevent in the future the situation that occurred not so long ago. I have the opportunity to say that I am quite optimistic, and I think that the Repetition of such a scenario will not happen "? said Kanerva on the outcome of the meeting with Naryshkin in the Russian capital, RIA " Novosti ".
"It was a decision of the European Union, and Finland was just responsible for the implementation of this decision. It seems to me that we share a common understanding that, in future, to avoid such situations and all countries ? the participants of the parliamentary Assembly, and all OSCE countries must have the opportunity to meet at one table and talk ", ? said Kanerva. He added: "I think it's important for us to focus not on how right or wrong This decision was, and how in the future to prevent the Recurrence of similar scenarios in the future. Currently, it is very important to focus on measures that should be taken to prevent similar situations." July 9, Ilkka Kanerva has confirmed readiness to propose to the EU to soften the rules of using the sanctions list regarding parliamentarians. Remember, in the beginning of July, 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 in July, 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, July 1, the foreign Ministry said that the refusal of Finland entry Naryshkin harm bilateral relations. Later Finland on the official level did not agree with the allegations of a hostile attitude toward Russia. In addition, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the process of negotiations with President of Finland Sauli niinist? said legal incorrectness adopted under pressure from some members of the EU decision on the ban on entry Naryshkin. The Secretary General of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Spencer Oliver also called the error the refusal of the Finnish entry to the Russian deputies. July 13 was published interviews Naryshkin, in which He linked the collapse of a United Europe with a deficit of morality." Happened what we have been intimidated by our European partners: their unscrupulous, destructive policy in Ukraine boomerang will fall upon the entire continent, ? Naryshkin said.