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Russia supports dialogue and UN resolutions on Falklands dispute: criticizes UK ' 'double standards'

Wednesday, January 20th 2021 - 09:58 UTC
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The United Kingdom dissenting approaches to the situation with the Falkland Islands and the Crimean Peninsula is a display of double standards, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview. Read full article


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  • Roger Lorton

    One small difference (?) may be that the Falkland Islanders organised their own referendum in 2013. Not sure that the people of Crimea got to organise theirs.

    Another may be that Crimea has never been listed as a NSGT.

    Call me picky

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • kelperabout

    Typical of Russia to support Argentina . They also realise that China is attempting to make inroads in that country and by supporting them think they may also have a better chance to get a slice of the share.
    Both are communists so it figures.
    They use the Falklands as a way to divert attention from their real goals. Think the only people that can clearly see that is us islanders.
    How would these countries feel if someone bigger than they are tried to take them over.
    Greed is the ruination of everything and eventually the greedy will loose out.
    Just because we are so far away from England does not mean we cant live peacefully in a life of our choosing.
    Maybe all these other countries should give back what they in the eyes of communism does not own.
    Maybe Spain would like to remove their now Argentine breakaway dictators back to spain. After all they are a long way from home.
    Oh for the day we find out for sure we are not alone in this universe that will be a game changer for sure. Bet few will be going it alone attacking society as we see today.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I don’t think his is “supporting Argentina” per say.

    The UN resolutions call for “self-determination” after all, which he knows well.

    More a case of having a pop at the UK for not supporting the Crimean’s right to self-determination, than supporting Argentina’s right to annex.

    A properly organised free and fair referendum in Crimea would almost certainly give the same result as the Russian organised one, something which cannot be ignored.

    One of several “legacies” of soviet era borders which at the time didn’t matter, but now do.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    As successor states to the Soviet Union, both Ukraine and Russia are signatories to the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). Adopted in Helsinki in 1975, the document sought to promote détente during an era of Cold War geopolitical tensions in Europe.

    Part 3 – Inviolability of frontiers

    Part 4 - Territorial Integrity of each of the participating states

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Russia..., China and some other 140 Countries support dialogue and UN resolutions on Malvinas/Falklands dispute...

    The diplomatic work continues...

    Welcome to Brexit..., sirs...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Brit Bob
    “States” like Russia, Ukraine and Georgia did not exist in 1975, Russia now has completely different borders and Ukraine/Georgia now actually have borders.

    Whilst you have to condemn Russian actions over these issues, they have a point, they are border areas with overwhelmingly Russian populations.

    When the Soviet Union collapsed referenda should have been held in places like Crimea, Abkhazia and also Nagorno-Karabakh, asking the populations which side of the new, previously non-existent border, they wanted to be.

    This is how the German/Polish border was drawn up in 1919.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 01:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    “Support dialogue” sounds of course very nice and peaceful. But such a “dialogue” is rather meaningless, as only one outcome is possible according to the Argentine constitution. It should just be a waste of time and tax-payers' (both UK's and Argentina's) money. So why sit down and discuss something that for sure will not happen (transfer of sovereignty to Argentina)? If any country is talking about “supporting dialogue” Argentina interprets it as if that country also supports an Argentine take-over. But that is not always the case.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • kelperabout

    Swede. You are probably right. Argentina will continue to twist their story to suit their illegal claim.clutching at every straw presented to them.
    They are a failed country in every way and it will take decades to rebuild again if ever, because as long as the peronist party has power, nothing will likely change. The quicker the rest of Argentina accepts that the quicker thay may be able to start looking at recovery.
    The campaign to get our islands is not helping their economy either.
    They have attained the worst reputation of not complying with their international loans , not just on this occasion but befor that as well.
    So my advise to Argentina is give up your claim to our homeland and start caring for your hundreds of thousands of people currently 40% of them living in poverty.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Nothing to talk about Thunk.
    All been said.
    All the old UN resolutions are dead. 140 countries? So why isn't there a new UN resolution?

    You dream, old 'un.

    The matter is settled.

    Jan 20th, 2021 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    “140 Countries support dialogue and UN resolutions ” Unfortunately, neither possible determinants rise to the level of binding UN Charter international law. That both the UK and FIG are adhering too.

    Jan 21st, 2021 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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