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Latvia in UN urges to bring Russia to account for aggression against neighbors
11:30, 21 September 2017
Latvia in UN urges to bring Russia to account for aggression against neighbors

The territorial integrity of independent states should be respected by all, including the Russian Federation, the president believes

11:30, 21 September 2017

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Russia must respect the territorial integrity of all countries and renounce attempts to change state borders by force. President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis called for this at the UN General Assembly, Ukrinform reports.

"The resolution of existing conflicts is necessary to prevent new ones. We must resolutely defend the rule-based security order in Europe. The territorial integrity of independent states should be respected by all, including the Russian Federation, "Vejonis said.

He called for Russia to be held accountable for its aggressive actions against neighbors.

"Unjustified aggression by Russia against its neighbors is a serious violation of international security rules, and every aggressor who inflames and supports these conflicts must be held responsible for the violation of international law," the Latvian President stressed.

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In his opinion, the international community should take part in resolving conflicts on the territory of the former USSR.

"UN, along with the relevant regional players, must remain involved and committed to resolving protracted conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia," said Vejonis.

As it was reported earlier Theresa May at the UN General Aseembly said there were "some countries" that support world terrorism, militants in Donbas. According to British Prime Minister, this calls into question international rules.

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