Austria: Crimea, like Catalonia, had a right to self-determination


October 2 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Rusvesna – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The referendum in the Crimea, like in Catalonia, was conducted on the basis of the right to self-determination, and its outcome was extremely clear, said the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strahe.

To overcome the protracted confrontation, the EU should either recognize the results of the popular vote in the Crimea, or demand its re-holding under international control, the politician,.

Heinz-Christian Strage, leader of the Austrian Freedom Party -“A military attack on the east of Ukraine, if it happened – and the Russian side denies it – if it happened, it should be condemned. But the Russian side denies it, right? As for the Crimea, here, as in the case of Catalonia, we can speculate on the right to self-determination.

Is there something that can and should be guaranteed in this case? There are different levels here, and I think that here we must act as an intermediary, and I think that we have really good and convincing chances of success in the role of intermediary.

This is a requirement of the time, and continue to add fuel to the fire – this will lead nowhere. It is necessary, as far as possible, to contain this conflict in Europe and, I hope, to find a stable diplomatic solution.

For the east of Ukraine, where ten million Russians live, a diplomatic solution would be to grant a certain autonomy status to these ten million Russians. I think it would help to significantly ease the tension.

Among the prerequisites after the Maidan and the overthrow of the government, moreover, the politicians of the government, one should not forget, that they had a desire to prohibit ten million Russians from using the Russian language and other things. And this, of course, led to an aggravation of the situation.”

Makes perfect sense to us!

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