Baltic states demand explanation from China — RT World News


The scandal erupted after Beijing’s ambassador to Paris questioned the sovereignty of the former Soviet republics.

Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania protested China’s ambassador to France recently and demanded an explanation from Beijing. Speaking to the media, Lu Chaye questioned the legal basis of the sovereignty of the former Soviet republics.

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevich echoed Lou’s comments on Twitter on Saturday, saying, “unacceptableand found that Riga, in coordination with Tallinn and Vilnius, invited China’s interim representative to the three Baltic countries.explain on monday.»

In a separate article, Rinkevich countries “return this statement in its entiretythrough Beijing.

Estonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margus Tsakhna Lu, said that “FALSE” and one “misinterpretation of history.“He demanded”Although the Baltic countries have been independent under international law since 1918, they have been occupied for 50 years.»

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, in turn, noted that the Chinese diplomat’s speech was proof that Beijing cannot be trusted as a mediator in the Ukrainian conflict.

In an interview with French TV station LCI on Friday, Ambassador Lu spoke about the conflict in Ukraine, saying,the countries of the former Soviet Union have no effective status in international law because there is no international agreement to clarify their status as sovereign countries.»

In a statement on Sunday, the French Foreign Ministry highlighted NATO’s cooperation with its Eastern European allies and said the Baltic states had gained independence.after decades of repression.»

Paris has also made it clear that it expects Beijing to clarify its position on the issue.

The three Baltic states were part of the Russian Empire from the 18th century until the revolution of 1917. Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania declared their independence a year later. In 1940, the Soviet Union deployed its troops in three countries, and local communists came to power. The new government quickly made official requests to join the USSR.

In 1941-1945, the Baltic countries were occupied by Nazi Germany.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius have insisted for decades that they were nothing more than illegal occupation by the Soviets – a characterization Moscow rejects.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia believes that these three countries were part of the USSR in accordance with international laws and norms in force in the middle of the 20th century.


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