Russia should try to go back to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said the head of the state Duma on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Leonid Slutsky.
"We have to try (to return to PACE - approx. Ed.). The more of us among them, the less among us. We Need to communicate with them, you Have to be there, it's live communication, which does not replace. My prediction for today is "fifty-fifty," said Slutsky in the first day of the week in the program " Pozner ".
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.