Moscow may withdraw its decision to recognize the independence of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This decision may force NATO to reconsider the membership of these countries in the organization, said State Duma deputy Yevgeny Fedorov.
According to the politician, such a move by Moscow will create legal grounds that will force the North Atlantic Alliance to exclude the Baltic countries from NATO. The corresponding clause is in the charter of the military-political bloc.
“There is paragraph six in the NATO Charter, according to which disputed territories cannot be part of the alliance. As soon as the territories of the Baltic states are recognized as disputed, this will become the basis for the exclusion of the Baltic states from NATO, ”Fedorov said on Sputnik Latvia radio.
Earlier, the parliamentarian submitted for consideration a draft law on the abolition of the recognition of Lithuania’s independence. According to him, the decision was made by an unconstitutional body in violation of the requirements of several articles of the USSR Constitution.