In the state Duma are ready to take the MEPs that support practical steps to withdrawal penalties with parliamentarians both from Russia and from the EU, the visit of such delegations would help to restore dialogue with the European Parliament, said Tuesday the head of the Duma Department for international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.
before the Western media said that the MPs of the European Parliament from the party of the " Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats called on the Russian Federation and the European Union to establish a political dialogue on the background of the Ukrainian fall. MEPs also called for the exclusion from sanctions lists all authorized national parliaments of both the EU and the Russian Federation.
"We, on our part, are ready to take in the capital of Russia a delegation of MEPs who are willing to Express support practical efforts towards the withdrawal of sentences with parliamentarians. I am confident that the visit of such a delegation would help and restore our nearly stopped dialogue with the European Parliament, and weakening trends " cold war ", which is trying to impose "greater Europe" opponents of European cooperation ", - told reporters the gun.
He welcomed the call by MEPs." Withdrawal penalties with parliamentarians from both sides is long overdue: the punishment imposed by the EU, not only hinder the inter-parliamentary dialogue, but also create obstacles to the normal functioning of pan-European parliamentary grounds, which clearly demonstrated the latest scandal around the session of the OSCE in Helsinki ", - noted the head of Department.
Pushkov reminded that the Russian Federation speaks about the necessary withdrawal penalties with parliamentarians for over a year." at the session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki were obliged to consider the draft decision on this subject, authored by the head of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin. Due to the lack of our delegation, the project was not considered, but the idea received support from a number of people's deputies of the EU countries. We were also introduced to the head of the EU mission in the capital of Russia ", - said Pushkov.
He noticed that the state Duma will support the position of the MEPs from the Commonwealth of supporters of democracy and the socialists." It's time for substantive consideration of this matter - despite the U.S. position and the most anti-Russian-minded countries-EU members. Principles of European parliamentarism, which have been violated by the punishment must be restored ", - noted the people's Deputy.
in early July, Finland did not want to give permission to enter under the punishments of the Russian deputies, among whom was Naryshkin, to participate in the summer session of the OSCE PA. In protest, the Russian delegation has decided in full force not to go to Helsinki. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision of the Helsinki openly hostile step.