Malvinas/Crimea: Cristina Fernandez blasts UK on double standard
Argentine President Cristina Fernández has criticized what she dubbed a double standard from the United Kingdom, due to the nation condemning the Crimean referendum on union with Russia while supporting the rights of Falklands/Malvinas residents to hold a vote on their future.
If those who are carrying out the plebiscite in Crimea are in the wrong, the 'Kelpers' on the other hand are fine, the head of state fired ironically, speaking out on recent tensions between Russia and the European Union over the region.
In Crimea the right to self determination is not valid and in the Malvinas Islands it is, what's the standard?
In Cristina Fernandez eyes, Britain's stance over the disputed Ukrainian region does not stand up to the slightest analysis.
Right now the conflict with Argentina is based on a double standard. Now all of the great powers vote in favor of self-determination for a population. They cannot put themselves forward as keepers of the world, CFK asserted.
The president spoke out following Monday's meeting with Pope Francis, with whom she shared a lunch in the Vatican City.