Kovalev: dialogue of parliamentarians of the Russian Federation and Ukraine was held in the framework of the OSCE PA
Between the Russian and Ukrainian parliamentarians in the process of the seminar of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly held a dialogue that would be a step towards a possible meeting of the contact group in Ukraine in may this year, said Last news on the first day of the weekend on the phone the head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly Nikolay Kovalev.
Russian deputies participated in the training of the OSCE PA on the experience of conflict resolution of the border region in the German Leinsweiler.
According to Kovalev, the seminar was held at the invitation of the German Parliament and parliamentarians from Switzerland, France and Montenegro. It was attended by members of the parliamentary delegations of the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, Russia and Ukraine.
"Yes. We evaluate both the normal dialogue, and really this case, the implementation of those initiatives that have been expressed by Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Duma on the organization of work of the contact group Russia-Ukraine ", - said the head of the Department, answering the question if I have the Russian side contact with Ukrainian colleagues.
Kovalev added that this meeting is important and a step toward the meeting of the contact group in Ukraine.
"Authorized delegations met, now I think we need to talk about the conversation and the meeting of Directors of the parliaments of several countries and members of the contact group, which as long as does not start the work, but not on the Russian wine," explained Kovalev.
"It was site of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, may be, still held the may meeting. I know that Sergey Naryshkin many times expressed the wish to accelerate this process, but anyway, needless to say, the conversation will take place and will continue in July at the session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, " the people's choice.