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“The number of victims runs into hundreds, this is a real humanitarian disaster,” she said, adding that the scope of the catastrophe “is growing”.
The Federation Council upper house of the Russian parliament, which is about to go into summer recess, is ready to assemble for an additional session on the situation in Ukraine if necessary, Valentina Matviyenko added.
“We are ready for (an additional) session if there is a need,” she said, adding, however, that “such scenario is not very likely”.
She added that Russia will continue stating its opinion on the international parliamentary stage.
The current attitude of international parliamentarians towards Russia after the breakout of political crisis in Ukraine was temporary and would come to an end, she said.
Russia should not lose the opportunity "to express and explain its position to the world", she added.