Kurginyan: What will happen to the Belovezhye Accords after Putin’s words?

22.10.2022, Aleksandrovskoye.

The President of Russia called the Belovezhye Accords a crime, but such recognition necessarily has to be followed by actual practical actions, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on October 14 in a new issue of the Destiny program published on the movement’s YouTube channel.

“The president of Russia said that Belovezhye was a betrayal, a crime, a vile act etc. But this vile act has its ‘heroes.’ Two of them are irrelevant. Kravchuk and Shushkevich are nobody,” Kurginyan added.

He added that President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko was not involved in the illegitimate Belovezhye Accords; in contrast, he voted for maintaining the USSR; similarly, President of Russia Vladimir Putin was not involved.

All the negative processes in the post-Soviet territory stem from the Belovezhye Accords, the analyst stressed. He reminded that “according to democratically adopted Soviet law approved by the Congress of the People’s Deputies, any seceding republic, according to the Secession Law (…), had to hold a referendum.”

Any part of an exiting republic that was unwilling to exit could become part of e.g. Russia, the political scientist noted. According to Kurginyan, if the law on exiting the USSR had been observed, no bloodshed like in Ukraine would have taken place. And it was not observed because the Belovezhye Accords took place.

“So, what will happen to the Belovezhye Accords? Indeed, everything that followed is their outcome!” the political scientist wondered.

He also wondered why, if the Russian leader Vladimir Putin calls the Belovezhye Accords a crime, does the Yeltsin Center remain standing, which commemorates the one who is responsible for this crime.

According to the political scientist, the public waits for actual truth about the current situation, and it does not understand what the authorities are actually doing – public relations campaigning or saving Russia. This is a reason of the costs of the mobilization as well as many other things. If Putin’s speech about our country’s weak spots is not campaigning, then direct questions have to be fully answered: why were were going to the West? why was a drastic turn away from the West? where are we going? etc. And the answers have to be supported with actual deeds.

On December 8, 1991 in Belovezhye, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Kravchuk, and Stanislav Shushkevich signed accords that dissolved the USSR and established mutually independent states – Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. This happened in spite of the fact that 78% of the citizens of the USSR voted for maintaining the Soviet Union at a referendum in March 1991.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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