The Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko has hopes PACE will create the atmosphere for open dialogue and will not be tolerated, She said, xenophobic and Russophobic sentiments.
at the meeting on the first day of the week with the head of the organization Anne Brasseur Senator called unacceptable and politicized the decision on the limitation of powers of the Russian delegation." PACE has to be besprepyatstvenno in its own decisions. I do not exclude that the decision concerning the Russian delegation was, perhaps, adopted under pressure from the capital of the United States or Brussels or some Russophobic anti-Russian forces ", - She declared.
She expressed the hope that " the PACE will be prevented xenophobic, Russophobe mood and creates an atmosphere for open dialogue."
The dialogue in the current situation Matviyenko called important, however, clarified that the meeting with Brasseur " has No illusions on the results of this meeting ".
The Senator also stressed that he considers unacceptable the imposition of sanctions or restrictions against the parliamentarians, which was demonstrated by the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
"PACE should be a platform for the free exchange of ideas, for dialogue, compromise, ability to listen and hear one another," She said.
the Russian delegation in PACE in April 2014 was deprived of office because of Russia's position on Ukraine and Crimea. In 2015, the parliamentary Assembly has twice adopted a decision on the possible restoration of the Russian delegation in the rights, but the limits remain. Due to the inability to participate in voting and to work in the governing bodies of the organization, the delegation of Russia has suspended participation in the activities of PACE.