Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Russian prosecutors to review legality of Baltic independence.


Russian prosecutors to review legality of Baltic independence. (Interfax).[Googletranslate].
Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office acknowledged the illegal decision on the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954.
Russian Prosecutor General's office began checking the legality of recognition of the independence of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, "Interfax" on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation.

"Legally, the decision to recognize the independence of the Baltic States is defective due to the fact that it was taken by an unconstitutional body," - said the agency interlocutor corresponding parliamentary inquiry into the main supervisory authority.

In his opinion, the answer to the appeal "would be the same as for the request to the Crimea." Source Agency said that Prosecutor General's Office has recognized the illegal decision on the transfer in 1954 of the Crimea from the RSFSR in the Ukraine, but, according to him, this decision has no real legal consequences.

"Prosecutor General's Office only stated a fact, namely, that the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine in the days of Nikita Khrushchev did not occur on a constitutional basis, since the relevant decisions are not taken by the competent authorities", - said the agency.

According to him, "in the present circumstances and realities that no authoritative body that could reverse this decision." "Although such a need has not. Crimea is again a part of Russia, and the question went to the political plane," - said the source.

However, he believes that the answer to the request of the Prosecutor General should be "more balanced". "Recognizing the illegal or that fateful decision, one can go too far - until the problem of the legitimacy of the Soviet Union and other countries" - said the source.

Because, he says, when making such decisions on a deputy's request "should take into account not only the legal but also the political aspect of the issues raised." Hmmm...So this time, they'll send lawyers in stead of little green men?

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