The head of the Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko considers that the elections in the Syrian Arab Republic corresponded democratic norms and standards.
" If estimate the elections, based on common criteria, our observers did Not see any violations ", - has told on Thursday in Minsk Valentina Matvienko correspondents. Along with this, She called the expected reaction of Western countries to the elections in the Syrian Arab Republic, calling the election illegitimate and " fake ".
" I think on the other they are Not able, " said Valentina Matvienko. She also cited the example of elections in Ukraine.
" Not summed up the results of the elections, on the background of shelling and the civil war they realized these elections and began to congratulate the new President, " said Matvienko. She stressed that the Russian Federation has taken a tough stance in the OSCE on issues that have to be worked out unified requirements and assessment to the elections." We will work in this direction, " said Matvienko.