The head of the international Department of the state Duma and the head of the Russian delegation to PACE Alexei Pushkov believes that Ukraine lost the opportunity to influence the Russian Federation through Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
" in Kiev rejoice as children, our care of the PACE. In vain: Ukraine lost the opportunity to influence the Russian Federation through the Assembly. Here is the result, " Pushkov wrote in his own microblog on Twitter. Before the first day of the week Pushkov said that the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe " flogged herself ". In his vision, PACE, without Russia " organization that will engage in mindless shaking of the air "." The parliamentary Assembly itself was excluded from the process of solving the Ukrainian fall and of the dialogue with Russia on Ukraine... I think that the parliamentary Assembly flogged herself. In this anti-Russian pressure they forgot that they lost Russia is a key player in the European continent, " Pushkov said. Remember, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted an amendment to the decision on the credentials of the Russian delegation, depriving the Russian Federation the right to vote until April. In response, the Russian delegation left the PACE until the end of the year.