Russia is doing everything to continue cooperation with PACE, said Matvienko

Россия делает все для продолжения сотрудничества с ПАСЕ, заявила Матвиенко

Russia is not slams the door in relations with the PACE and is doing everything to continue the cooperation with the Assembly, said on Wednesday the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

“We do not behave like offended, don’t slam the door, we do everything we can to continue the dialogue with the leadership of the Assembly and national organizations,” she said.

According to Matvienko, Russia the impression that the PACE leadership itself realizes “the absurdity of the situation” in which such a major country as Russia is not taking part in the Assembly.