Top diplomat says Philippines should no longer be Washington’s ‘little brown brother’World December 08, 11:18
China condemns militant attack on Russian hospital in AleppoWorld December 08, 11:16
Vershbow: Both Republicans and Democrats would back Russian and US efforts to improve tiesWorld December 08, 11:07
Diplomat says Russia and US close to understanding on AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 10:28
Lukashenko says CIS turns into modern regional community over past 25 yearsWorld December 08, 9:40
S-400 missile systems put on combat duty in northwestern RussiaMilitary & Defense December 08, 8:47
Japanese Foreign Ministry officially announced Putin's visit on December 15-16World December 08, 7:04
Putin to meet with head of Eurasian Economic CommissionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 6:22
Russian envoy says relations with NATO started deteriorating long before Ukrainian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 08, 4:55
MOSCOW, February 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Speaker of the State Duma, lower house of Russian parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, has called for applying to the Venice Commission to check the legitimacy of power in Ukraine.
“I would propose to apply to the Venice Commission with a request to assess the legitimacy of power in Ukraine and the legitimacy of decisions this power is making,” he told a plenary session on Friday.
“I believe that we, Russian legislators, need a qualified and objective legal analysis of the existing legislative procedures and legislative quality of decision making to take further steps,” he said. “We need this to assess consequences of the decisions made for our compatriots residing in Ukraine and for the whole complex of Russian-Ukrainian relations.”
“I decided to set up a task group that will include several deputies, independent experts and members of the Public Chamber, it should be not large one,” Naryshkin said.
“Ukraine and Russia are members of the international organisation, the CIS, which has its parliamentary body. I believe that the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly could hold a regular monitoring of the quality of legislative acts that are being adopted in Ukraine,” he said.