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Inter-parliamentary group may help solve Ukrainian crisis — lawmaker

June 18, 2014, 16:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Diplomatic resolution requires high-level international mediation, according to Alexei Pushkov, head of State Duma's Committee for Foreign Affairs

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Alexei Pushkov

Alexei Pushkov

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MOSCOW, June 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Setting up an inter-parliamentary group may help negotiate a Ukrainian settlement, head of State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Alexei Pushkov said on Wednesday.

“We suggest that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe [OSCE PA] should form an inter-parliamentary group of representatives of national delegations who would like to discuss ways out of the crisis in Ukraine,” Pushkov told a news conference.

Diplomatic resolution required high-level international mediation, he said, adding “We believe that if an inter-parliamentary group is created, this might contribute to enhancing our dialogue with Europe.

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