Presidium of Baltic Assembly condemns plans to organise illegal referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine

(23.09.2022.)

The plans to organise illegal referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine are to be strongly condemned, says a statement adopted by the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly.

The statement calls on the international community not to recognise the results of the referendums illegally organised by the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of Ukraine and the Russian passports issued there.

The statement condemns Russia’s violations of international human rights against prisoners of war in Ukraine and the violent repression of protesters in Russia who do not wish to participate in the unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by the Kremlin.

The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly calls on national parliaments and international organisations to take immediate action to ensure that the Russian Federation respects international law and human rights in regard to the Ukrainian defenders in captivity.

The statement urges the Russian Federation to recognise and respect the reluctance of Russian people to participate in the senseless war, which has already claimed countless lives of Ukrainians and Russians, and to recognise the defeat of Russian forces in Ukraine.

Statement

About the Baltic Assembly:

Latvia assumed the year-long presidency of the Baltic Assembly on 1 January 2022.
The Baltic Assembly is an interparliamentary cooperation organisation of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania established on 8 November 1991. Each national parliament of the Baltic States is represented in the Baltic Assembly by 12 to 16 members of parliament. It is a coordinating and consultative organisation which has a right to express its opinion to the national parliaments and governments of the Baltic States, as well as the Baltic Council of Ministers, in the form of resolutions, decisions, declarations and recommendations; it also has a right to request the above-mentioned bodies to provide information on cross-border issues that are high on the Baltic Assembly’s agenda.

 

Saeima Press Service

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