The policy of sanctions against parliamentarians not only harms international vzaimootnosheniam, but is vicious, said Last news Vice-speaker of the state Duma Igor Lebedev (LDPR), explaining the circumstances with a US visa to the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
Matvienko and other members of the delegation of Russia took a decision not to participate in the session of the Interparliamentary Union, held from 31 August to 2 September in new York, after the US issued Matvienko truncated visa. For a Senator would be available only to the meeting by the UN. First of Matvienko was included in the sanctions list because of the position of the Russian Federation on Ukraine and Crimea.
Lebedev has called this situation "the story continues," and recalled the recent ban of entry to Finland For the summer session of the OSCE PA to the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin." All this is due to the sanctions policy pursued by the Western countries against our country ", - said the Deputy.
"The sanctions policy regarding parliamentarians, in my opinion, not only hurts, but also completely flawed, because who else but the deputies can discuss problems, find solutions, point of contact and to convey an opinion about a particular situation on behalf of the country at international conferences?" - said Vice-speaker of the state Duma.
according to his vision, this Situation is harmful for the development of Russian-American relations, the cooling of these international relations continues.
"The situation in Ukraine stabilizes sooner or later, and this problem will be removed from the agenda, but to revive the relationship that we had, it will be much harder