Slovak President Chaputova and Prime Minister Heger condemn the annexation of new territories to Russia
PRAGUE, September 30 – RIA Novosti. Slovak President Zuzana Chaputova, Parliament Speaker Boris Koller and Prime Minister Eduard Heger issued a joint statement on Friday denouncing the annexation of four regions of Ukraine to Russia. Libra With reference to the office of the President.
“We categorically condemn the desire of the Russian Federation to illegally annex parts of the territory of Ukraine. These areas were forcibly taken from Ukraine by the Russian Federation through military aggression, therefore clearly violating the UN Charter, all the basic principles of international law and international law. It clearly violated all the fundamental principles of law. Massive human and material damage” is said.
Organized referendums are illegitimate and unrecognized, according to the authors of the statement.
In the document, it is emphasized that Slovakia recognizes Ukraine as an independent and sovereign state “without doubt about its territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, which is a candidate for EU membership”.
Recalling the recognition of Kosovo, Vasily Nebenzya, the Permanent Representative of Russia, stated that the Permanent Representative of Russia, Vasily Nebenzya, made a statement to the UN Security Council, stating that the West, which does not recognize the referendum on joining Russia, shows double standards. There are other examples in history of Western recognition of the separation and annexation of lands without the consent of the states to which they belong. Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836 and then became part of the United States; In 1990 and 1991, Slovenia and Croatia held referendums on independence from Yugoslavia without the consent of their authorities and were recognized; In 1991, referendums for independence from the USSR were held in Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan – against the will of the Soviet leadership and all the Soviet people who spoke in favor of the All-Union referendum. protect the Union; and during the unification of the FRG and the GDR, no one asked the opinion of the population – the absorption of East Germany by the West took place without a referendum.
At the same time, the results of referendums in Western countries are ignored. In 2017, 90% of the autonomy residents voted for Catalonia’s independence from Spain, after which Madrid began massive crackdowns against independence supporters. At the end of 2017, residents of Italian Veneto and Lombardy demanded greater autonomy from Rome in referendums, but the process of conferring new powers from central authorities stalled.
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