State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin said that if PACE does not return the spirit of democracy and freedom in their work, the discussion there will be no Russia.
State Duma delegation headed by Chairman Sergei Naryshkin participates in the first day of the week in Geneva in the 133-th Assembly of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), where elected representatives raise questions about the lifting of sanctions against parliamentarians, the operations in the Syrian Arab Republic, international law, and also discuss the problem of immigrants.
"For us it is clear that if the leadership of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Secretariat, the unit is an aggressive minority that works at the current site, does not want to return to the atmosphere of the parliamentary Assembly of the spirit of democracy and the spirit of freedom, let there is all sorts of debates and conversations go on without us," said Naryshkin correspondents in Geneva.
the head of the state Duma once again said that the Russian Delegation should receive legal rights as any other parliamentary delegations that work in PACE.
"most importantly, the right to vote. This is generally not even discussed. It has to be accepted without any conditions or reservations, " added Naryshkin." Well, before the end of the year once he has the time, see, " - said the MP.
punishment against the Russian delegation to PACE were introduced in April last year because of the position of the Russian Federation on Ukraine and Crimea. The Russian deputies were deprived of the right to vote, the right to participate in meetings of statutory bodies and monitoring activities. In 2015 the penalties were extended. The head of the PACE Anne Brasseur said Before, the issues of restoration of credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation have the opportunity to be reviewed in January 2016.