The head of the international Department of the state Duma And the head of the Russian delegation to PACE Alexei Pushkov said that the Russian Federation interrupts on all official contacts With the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the contacts will be continued only With the people's elected representatives in national parliaments.
" We cut all official contacts With the parliamentary Assembly. The only contacts that We are ready to save it With those policies, With the people's elected representatives, who argued against the decision of the Russian authorities, who are prominent members of their national parliaments. And We are ready to cooperate as authorized France, Holland, Serbia, Finland, but in their capacity as national deputies, and not in the form official authorized PACE, "Pushkov said on air of the TV channel" Russia-24 ", RIA " Novosti ". He noted that all official contacts With the PACE interrupted before the end of 2015. Also Pushkov said that the loss of contact With the Assembly implies that the special mission of the Council of Europe will not be able to come to the Russian Federation." With them, no one will be able to meet, And they will not receive assistance from our country. For example, PACE currently intends to send two missions: one, to build a meeting PACE With (Hopefully) Savchenko, and the second mission is to prepare a report on human rights in the Crimea. Thus these 2 missions will not, because the Russian Federation will not cooperating With the PACE in this issue, " Pushkov said. 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. Before the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian Federation wants to continue the work of the Committee of Ministers And other bodies of the COE.