Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic testsMilitary & Defense January 23, 18:56
Arctic airport in search for investorsBusiness & Economy January 23, 18:50
Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017Business & Economy January 23, 18:38
Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016Business & Economy January 23, 18:18
Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economyWorld January 23, 18:16
He called on the PACE to continue the dialogue at the Presidential Committee session in Paris and proposed to gather in Moscow.
"The colleagues agreed with my proposal. Now we're determining the date," Naryshkin said.
Naryshkin took part in the Assembly’s Presidential Committee in Paris in the beginning of the week. The session focused on the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s powers in the PACE. “We had different views on certain issues. But we consider the meeting useful,” he said.
In April, following Crimea’s accession to Russia, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution that silenced the Russian delegation and expelled its representatives from PACE governing bodies until the end of 2014.
Earlier this week, Naryshkin said, “I’m satisfied with the dialogue even in the strange conditions when the Russian delegation was deprived of its powers in the PACE - primarily the voting right.”
“The PACE decision is wrong and mistakable. It runs counter to the principles of parliamentary democracy because the voting right means the participation in decision-making. It is based on a deputy’s mandate,” he said, adding “We discussed this topic and the return of powers to the Russian delegation.”
“We expressed surprise at the PACE’s reticent position on the bloody crisis in Ukraine,” he said.
“In our view, the PACE does not use its instruments and its authority to call on the Ukrainian authorities to cease fire,” Naryshkin said.