EU: Catalonia can, Crimea cannot

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September 21 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

NRT 24 – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Members of the faction “European United Left” in the European Parliament stressed that nothing can justify the use of force and intimidation, and the Catalans have the right to decide their future in a democratic way.

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The inhabitants of Catalonia have the right to determine their future by democratic means – as stated today in a statement by the deputies of the European Parliament.

“Whatever our opinion of the independence of Catalonia or the October 1 referendum, this can not justify the use of force, repression and intimidation.” The people of Catalonia should allow their future to be democratically determined, “the document says.

Interestingly, the same logic did not apply to the unification of Crimea with Russia, in which an overwhelming majority showed up to vote – and voted in favour by over 90%. 

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