The head of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur addressed to the speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin with a petition about the participation of the Russian delegation at the June session of the organization, according to a report of the press service of the State Duma.
" Anne Brasseur filed a petition on the participation of parliamentary delegations of the Russian Federation in the June session of PACE, though with limited powers. The head of the state Duma has confirmed its position expressed before in an open letter MS Brasseur, dated may 27, 2014) on the need for restoration of full powers of the Russian delegation in PACE - as a mandatory condition for the resumption of full-fledged work in this organization Russian parliamentarians, " said the report, which cites RIA " Novosti ". Before Thursday Brasseur said about the intention to continue the dialogue with Russia on the issue of stabilization and settlement of the fall in Ukraine. In an open letter dated may 28, Naryshkin stated expressed surprise that PACE sees no affinity euromayday and Arab spring, and also made the initiative to restore the Russian delegation's rights is to find an effective solution Ukrainian fall. He also said about necessity of urgent inter-parliamentary consultations on the Ukrainian issue ", which should be involved Russia. In His vision, " when all already made mistakes a chance to restore civil peace in Ukraine is "." His (peace - approx. OPINION) not to be missed. But I repeat: do this without the participation of Russia will not succeed, " warned the head of the State Duma. Because of this Naryshkin asked Brasseur, and all members of the Assembly, and in the truth wanting permission Ukrainian fall, not to make new mistakes " and to restore the rights of the Russian delegation in PACE in full." After such decision is willing himself to attend the meeting of the Assembly and to act on it ", - said the speaker. Remember, April 10 the delegation of Russia was stripped of voting rights in PACE until the end of the year in connection with the annexation of Crimea. In addition, the Assembly decided on excluding Russia from the governing bodies of the PACE until the end of the current year.