OSCE PA rejected the draft Russian resolution against neo-Nazism

The Standing Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly rejected a Russian draft resolution on the inadmissibility of spreading the ideas of neo-Nazism, and will not consider it at the session in Tbilisi, the head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly Nikolai Kovalev.

OSCE PA summer session takes place from 1 to 5 July in Tbilisi.

“The session started with a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Unfortunately, the standing committee has rejected and will not consider a resolution related to the need for development and implementation of the participating States of the OSCE joint measures to prevent manifestations of neo-Nazism.”, - He said Kovalev told reporters.

According to him, against the draft resolution voted in Latvia, Canada, USA, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Macedonia.

“Alas, the Standing Committee has actually admitted powerlessness against the spread of the ideas of neo-Nazism”, - said Kovalev.

According to him, the Russian draft resolution on the need for the equipment of civil aircraft with additional technical means to combat terrorism has been supported. “It (the resolution) will be considered”, - added the MP.

“According to the resolutions, against which we have actively objected to, - to Ukraine and Georgia, which are anti-Russian character, only two countries voted against - Russia and Armenia supported the rest of the resolution.”, - Said Kovalev.

The representative of Switzerland to the OSCE PA, Filippo Lombardi, introduced a draft resolution on preventing the introduction of sanctions against the parliamentarians of the OSCE PA. Russia proposed a resolution to this effect as early as 2015, according to Kovalev, tougher. However, a year ago, the Finnish authorities denied entry to the country is under sanctions of the European Union parliamentarians, including its leader - the speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin. In response, the Russian delegation at full strength has refused to participate in the Assembly.

At the moment, formulated a compromise version of the draft resolution, sponsored by the Swiss Lombardi, said Kovalev. This is the unhindered access of OSCE PA members to participate in the official activities of the OSCE and other activities.

According to Kovalev, originally proposed in the draft resolution does not impose limitations for parliamentarians for the activities of the OSCE PA. But Russia has made to the final version of the document dealt with, and other activities.

1 July 2016

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