Kovalev: OSCE parliamentarians waiting in vain for the delegation of the Russian Federation “repentance”

Kovalev: OSCE parliamentarians waiting in vain for the delegation of the Russian Federation “repentance”


MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. State Duma Deputy, member of the Russian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE Nikolai Kovalev said that some members of the organization expect from the Russian delegation a kind of “repentance”, but such expectations are futile.

At a meeting held last week in Minsk the annual summer session of the OSCE PA was considered but not adopted a resolution on the situation in Eastern Europe, which also contained criticism of Russia and Belarus in the sphere of human rights.

“It seems that we all the time expect a certain of repentance, or what,” stated Kovalev at a press conference following the session. “Because many parliamentarians (OSCE) came up and said: “Look, the Belarusians spoke, said that “we are a young democracy, give us time, we will fix it”, why Russia will not take such a position?” – said Russian Deputy.

“We have never, in my opinion, this path will not go, it will be wrong. There is a huge difference between the fundamental strategic position of Russia, and that’s the key”, he concluded.

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