Kurginyan: Ukraine will lose statehood if it starts ethnic cleansing

24.05.2017, Russia.

Renowned political analyst and leader of the Essence of Time movement, Sergey Kurginyan, said on the air of the First Studio talk show on Russian Channel One that if Ukraine begins exterminating Russians it will lose its statehood according to the genocide law.

This is how Sergey Kurginyan reacted to a statement made by a Ukrainian TV presenter, Sergey Chernyshev, who called over television for ethnic cleansing and executions and to the words of a Ukrainian guest of the First Studio, Tatyana Voronina, who said that “it is an internal Ukrainian matter”.

Kurginyan explained that, according to international law, ethnic cleansing is genocide; therefore, if Chernyshev’s calls for action were to be brought to life, then the UN would have to recognize that Ukraine is a country committing genocide. “From that moment, the country is deprived of its right to autonomous statehood; it must be brought under international control; those responsible for genocide must be arrested and brought to account before an appropriate court. The country must be re-assembled, because by committing genocide it has abandoned its right to a sovereign national existence,” the political analyst said. “Therefore, if the physical extermination of Russians begins, the Russian army will reach Kiev in a few days, in strict accordance with the international law,” Kurginyan emphasized.

The civil conflict in Ukraine began in spring 2014 after a coup d’état in Kiev. In addition to direct hostilities in Donbass, the rights of the Russian-speaking population have been consistently infringed: under the guise of countering “Russian propaganda”, Russian channels are banned, as well as the demonstration of many Russian movies and TV series; attempts are made to block the Ukrainian population’s access to Russian social media and search engines. Radical nationalists terrorizing those who dissent usually go unpunished.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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