Personal penalties imposed by the European States on Russian citizens, is absurd in its essence, said on Wednesday the speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin.
"The situation with personal restrictions from the European Union concerning the Russian Residents constitutes a theater of the absurd. They can be thought of as a measure of persecution for political reasons, and, of course, these actions violate fundamental human rights, "said Naryshkin on the meeting with the delegation of the faction of the European Parliament" European United left Nordic green left " in the state Duma.
according to his statement, limits regarding parliamentarians violate and undermine the basic values of democracy and European values.
"I have the opportunity to predict that, when European officials and the head of the EU took this decision they probably didn't even consult with MEPs. It's sad too, because this case says about the attitude of European officials for representative government ", - said the speaker of the state Duma.
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.