Kurginyan explains how the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could have been avoided

17.08.2023, Moscow.

If the law of the USSR, that provided for a democratic procedure of the exit of the republics form the Soviet Union, had been observed, it could have prevented the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, philosopher and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan writes in his article The Russian Challenge or the Russian Response in the collective monograph Ukrainism.

The political scientist noted that the law regulating the exit of the republics from the USSR was adopted in the framework of the late Soviet democracy.

If the republics had existed according to the rules provided in this democratic law, no bloody post-Soviet tragedies would have been possible. The population was offered a choice: to live in a new state or to separate from it. And this right to separate and then integrate into historical Russia, which, in contrast to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, was based on one thousand years of actual statehood, would have been implemented at least in the relatively pro-Russian part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic as well as in Abkhazia, Ossetia, Transdniestria, and a number of other regions, Kurginyan explained.

On December 8, 1991, the leaders of the three republics that had founded the USSR – L.M. Kravchuk (Ukraine), B.N. Yeltsin (Russia), and S.S. Shushkevich (Belarus) – signed the Belovezhye Accords, which dissolved the USSR and established the Commonwealth of Independent States. These Accords were subject to strong criticism by President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his speech at the ceremony of the signing of the treaties that included the DPR, the LPR, Zaporozhye, and Kherson regions in Russia on September 30, 2022. According to Putin, the officials of the Party elites of that period decided to partition the USSR ignoring the opinion of the ordinary people of the country.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency