Skip to comments.Zeman: Crisis in the Crimea is so deep because of Kosovo (Czech president - translation)
Posted on 03/06/2014 1:13:44 PM PST by kronos77
According to the President Milos Zeman what would solve the economic crisis in the Crimea was the federalization of Ukraine and strengthening the autonomy of the peninsula. The head of state on Thursday during a visit to Olomouc Region also said that everything would be much easier if there was not a precedent of Kosovo.
"We believe that the solution would be generally the federalization of Ukraine, and in this federalization strengthen the autonomy of Crimea, which already exists because of Crimea has its own parliament and its own government. This crisis would have been far less severe if there was not a precedent, and it is the precedent of Kosovo, "the president's words conveyed his spokesman George Ovčáček.
Zeman reiterated that the current difficulties the crisis has its origins in the decision Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1954, which gave Crimea, to Ukraine.
The decision to annex the territory may, in the opinion of the President call escalation, and therefore better considered just federalization of the Eastern European countries.
The majority of Crimea’s residents are ethnic Russians, and leadership of the peninsula’s Crimean Tatar minority (around 10 percent of the population) has already declared that Crimean Tatars will not participate in the referendum.
As a result, the referendum likely will result in a landslide endorsement of Crimean accession to the Russian Federation.
Interesting, since in that example a Democrat US President ginned up a war against Serbia, killed a lot of Serbs, bombed the Chinese embassy and alleged mass Serb war crimes that turned out to be fiction.
President Zeman is right.
The West tore off Kosovo, which was a part of Serbia and made it a NATO protectorate.
And here its hypocritically demanding of the Russians that they can’t do that in Ukraine. Why the double standard?
As the Russians warned, you trample over international law because you feel like it, the same international law you now piously invoke to thwart Russia’s interests, you had no problem breaking at the time it conveniently served your own interests.
Russia is not in the mood to be lectured to by the West about international law, respect for state borders and keeping your snout out of other countries’ business. Like it or not, the West itself set the precedent in the Balkans.
Might makes right, except when Russia is mighty.
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