The period of cooling in relations with the European Parliament ends, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
"There was a Period of cooling in relations with the parliaments of the countries of the West. Looks like it ends in " - she said in the interview published on the last working day of the week.
in her expressions, the Russian deputies meet, exchange views with partners from European parliaments, as well as among them in international forums. Interest from their side for the resumption of full cooperation on a bilateral And multilateral basis no doubt, stated the speaker of the Federation Council.
With regard to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, said Matvienko, despite numerous attempts of the Russian party, inter-parliamentary ties again to start then fails." We have repeatedly appealed to the Ukrainian colleagues with the initiative on the restoration of relationships, restoration of cooperation in a particular format. The Verkhovna Rada did not bother at least a formal answer. Complete silence. The absolute lack of desire on their part to contact even at the international sites, " she said.
Matviyenko regrets about the fact That the contacts of the Russian And Ukrainian parliaments interrupted, as in the current situation, this dialogue is most necessary And important." But it is not our choice. We own the step made. I hope That sooner or later the Ukrainian deputies, if they really care about their country, understand That without dialogue with Russian members of Parliament not to do, " said the Federation Council speaker.
Matviyenko added That the Russian Federation is open for bilateral cooperation." And our law, And our political practice completely free of any kinds, tools of discrimination against the MPs, " she said.