Sergei Kovalev: Stop Russian expansion!
Sergei Kovalev, former Soviet political prisoner and the first Russian Federation Human Rights Ombudsman has addressed the following open appeal to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and to the international community.
The civilized world is poised before a choice which cannot be avoided. After Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, a new danger is increasing by the day – the threat that Ukraine’s eastern regions will be occupied.
Ten years ago I was a member of PACE. I call on my former colleagues voting on the resolution regarding the danger from today’s Russia to remember Münich and Yalta and the tragic consequences of both those conferences.
I call on the world community to put pressure on their governments to stop Russian expansion.