Russia Questions the Legality of Independence in the Baltic States.

Russia Questions the Legality of Independence in the Baltic States.


Russia ‘reviewing’ legality of Baltic states independence

June 30, 2015 Via AFP and Yahoo News

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is not too happy about Russia’s arrogance. [Photo Credit: Unknown]

(What about reviewing the legality of occupying a country without the consent of the population? Besides, do Russian courts have jurisdiction over the Baltics? I think not. – LS)

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The move drew a furious reaction from Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, who said, “No one has the right to threaten” our independence.

Two lawmakers from the majority United Russia party argued in their appeal to prosecutors that decisions by the State Council of the Soviet Union, which granted independence to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were illegal.

The lawmakers claimed that the decisions “brought great harm” to…

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