The speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin, involved in the Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, highlights the decrease of the interest of Europeans to the situation in Ukraine.
"The crisis in Ukraine, of course, also raises the interest And concern of Europeans And not only Europeans, but must say that this theme takes second or even third plan, And I felt what questions are asked by reporters, what they're interested in. From Ukrainian themes a few tired Europeans, And everyone understands that peace in Ukraine can be only through the implementation of the Minsk agreements. And also everyone understands that the ball there on the side of official Kiev, the Kiev regime, " said Naryshkin in conversation.
State Duma delegation headed by Naryshkin has arrived in Geneva to participate in the 133rd IPU Assembly, the Russian people's deputies suggest to raise questions about the lifting of sanctions against parliamentarians, the operations in the Syrian Arab Republic, international law, and to discuss the problem of immigrants.
According to the speaker of the state Duma, the Russian Parliament there are no complaints to Switzerland nor with the position of work at the session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, neither from the perspective of bilateral meetings.
first session of the inter-Parliamentary Union, which took place from 31 August to 2 September in new York, was held without the participation of the speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko And other members of the Russian delegation, which decided not to participate in it, since the US gave Matvienko truncated visa.
The inter-parliamentary Union is the oldest International parliamentary organization founded in 1889. Currently has 166 member countries, 10 international parliamentary organisations which are associate members. The headquarters is located in Geneva. The highest body is the IPU Assembly, which traditionally meets twice a year (spring And autumn). One of them is held in Geneva, the second in one of the countries-participants of the Union.