Russian MP says Moscow may withdraw recognition of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

Russia may withdraw recognition of independence of three European countries

Russia may withdraw recognition of the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine, State Duma deputy Yevgeny Fedorov said in an interview with Sputnik Latvia.

Earlier, the parliamentarian submitted to the State Duma a draft law on the abolition of the resolution of the USSR State Council "On the recognition of the independence of the Republic of Lithuania". The explanatory note to the document says that the decision is illegal, since it was adopted by an unconstitutional body in violation of the requirements of several articles of the USSR Constitution.

"We just started with Lithuania. And it is clear why - Lithuania is more dangerous for the Russian Federation in terms of the situation related to the Kaliningrad region, and in the confrontation with NATO and the United States. Therefore, Lithuania is more important now, but this does not mean that we will stop there," Fedorov said.

According to him, the choice of Lithuania is due to the fact that in the situation with it, violations of the USSR Law "On the procedure for resolving issues related to the withdrawal of a union republic from the USSR" are best seen. In particular, for Vilnius, Klaipeda and the Ignalina NPP, a special procedure for secession from the Soviet Union was prescribed by law, the deputy pointed out.

The parliamentarian expressed the opinion that after Lithuania such a legislative mechanism is possible for Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine.

"There is a number of arguments due to which Lithuania should be first on this list. And after the mechanism is worked out, we will work it out in other NATO territories. And not only NATO. For example, Ukraine also illegally left the USSR ", Fedorov said.

At the same time, the deputy stressed that the purpose of such actions is to eliminate the threats posed by these post-Soviet countries, and the recognition of the independence of the former Soviet republics pursuing a peaceful policy will not be revised.

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Author`s name Petr Ermilin