Congressmen call on Moscow to admit occuption

  • 2005-04-20
  • By The Baltic Times
Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives submitted a draft resolution calling on Moscow to condemn the Soviet occupation of Baltic states.

The resolution urges the Russian government should issue a clear and unambiguous statement of admission and condemnation of the illegal occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1991 of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

According to the draft, such a step by the Russian government would lead to improved relations between the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and the people of Russia, form the basis for improved relations between the governments of the countries, and strengthen stability in the region.

The resolution was initiated by Congressman John Shimkus and joined by Dennis Kucinich and Christopher Cox, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.