The head of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva does not represent the political dialogue in the European Union without participation of Russia.
"at the moment I'm unable to imagine a political dialogue in the European Union without participation of Russia ", - said the Kanerva correspondents on Thursday.
"For us Russia is a key player in the European Union, for this reason, Russia, for example, the State Duma, ought to be represented in this dialogue ", - noticed the Head of the OSCE PA.
the Russian delegation in PACE in April 2014 was deprived of office because of Russia's position on Ukraine and Crimea. In 2015, the parliamentary Assembly has twice adopted a decision on the possible restoration of the Russian delegation in the rights, but the limits remain. Due to the inability to participate in voting and to work in the governing bodies of the organization, the delegation of Russia has suspended participation in the activities of PACE