On 22 November, on the initiative of the Co-Chair of the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Othmar Karas, meeting between representatives of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation led by Vice-Chair of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Olga Epifanova and members of the European Parliament Delegation to the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee took place for the first time since 2014.
The parties held a detailed exchange on the current state and prospects of the Russia-EU interparliamentary dialogue and shared their views on topical international issues. During discussion of the internal Ukrainian crisis participants stressed the need of full and stage-by-stage implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The Russian parliamentarians invited MEPs for a familiarisation visit to Crimea.
The participants expressed their interest in further contacts.