Thursday, January 26, 2012

Russian Constitutional Court Head: UN Security Council Libyan Resolution “Legally Questionable”

Russia’s Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin published an article sharply criticizing Western countries for intervening in the internal affairs of other countries, such as Libya and Russia, and Russian oppositionists – for their “anti-state” position. “Certain states openly and demonstratively assume the right to act as if they were ‘much more equal,’” Zorkin states. He quotes as an example the actions of the Western coalition in Libya on the basis of what Zorkin calls “a legally questionable document entitled ‘UN Security Council Resolution No. 1973.’” Addressing the Russian oppositionists who question the fairness of the recent Russian elections, Zorkin rhetorically asks them whether they are “ready to invite some Varangians [foreigners], including NATO countries’ armed forces, to support the establishing a 'new statehood' in Russia, following the Libya model.” (article)

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