Russia considers illegal the decision of the OSCE PA, refused to allow Russian Senator from Crimea Olga, Cowicide to its work, said the head of the state Duma of the Russian Federation on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.
in the beginning of winter was announced that Coveted included in the composition of the Russian delegation to the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, which Moscow wants to use as a primary platform of the pan-European inter-parliamentary dialogue instead of PACE, where the range of possibilities is blocked because of the situation in Ukraine. Office PA at the January session is not assured range of opportunities Cowicide.
"Olga Cowicide was the decision of the credentials Committee after treatment of Ukraine, which was not satisfied that the delegation included Senator from unrecognized her Crimea. We believe This is unjustified, what We have been told, " said Pushkov.
According to Pushkov, mechanism of deprivation entire delegation of powers does not happen, there can dismiss only the individual delegate. He added that " to deprive the entire Russian delegation of powers in the OSCE PA can only painful fantasies Georgian delegates ".
"We know that a large part of the Georgian political class, the most one that stays true to Mikhail Saakashvili, relatively Russia thinks only hysterical categories. This is confirmed by Russophobic performances of a number of Georgian authorized in PACE, " Pushkov said.
Crimea was joined to Russia in March 2014, Cowicide became its representative in the upper house of the Federal Parliament. Western countries did not recognize the new status of the Crimea, the EU in April imposed on Coveted visa limits.