State Duma will send an address to the leadership of the US Parliament in connection with the incident in New York

This was announced by Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy after the meeting of the Council of the State Duma. Also, according to him, the State Duma will cancel the planned trips of members of the State Duma to the United States for the near future, but there are no plans of reducing inter-parliamentary ties

“At the Council of the State Duma, we talked to Inga Iumasheva Iumasheva Inga Albertovna Iumasheva
Inga Albertovna
. And the decision of the Council was to be extremely careful in matters of trips of our parliamentarians to the United States and in the near future to cancel those trips that were previously planned. We are waiting for apologies from the American side in one way or another,” Leonid Slutskiy Slutskiy Leonid Eduardoviсh Slutskiy
Leonid Eduardoviсh
told journalists.

”In the very near future, an address of the leadership of the State Duma to the leadership of the US Congress will be prepared by in connection with this situation,“ he stressed.

At the same time, he noted that within the framework of parliamentary diplomacy relations with the United States will not be reduced. “Our reaction is much more important: since the American side allowed itself such an incident in relation to the member of the State Duma, the reaction will be serious, the reaction will be adequate, but I will emphasize once again: the address of the leadership of the State Duma to the leadership of the chambers of the US Congress — yes, the thorough preparation of all necessary documents for leaving the country, and especially for the USA — yes, but we are not reducing in any way, on the contrary, we are ready to work in the dimension of parliamentary diplomacy with the USA, with those American colleagues who, for their part, are ready for constructive cooperation with us,” said Leonid Slutskiy.