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Resolution regarding the Baltic States adopted by the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe September 29, 1960


Resolution regarding the Baltic States adopted by the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe September 29, 1960

The Assembly,

On the twentieth anniversary of the military occupation of the three European states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and their forcible incorporation into the Soviet Union,

Recognises that this illegal annexation was accomplished without the free voluntary expression of the Baltic peoples,

Express its sympathy for the Baltic peoples in their plight and assures them that they have not been forgotten by other Europeans,

Is convinced that communist oppression will not succeed in eliminating their courage and their faith in liberty and democracy,

Acknowledges that the great majority of governments of nations of the world still recognises the de jure independent existence of the Baltic states,

Requests the member governments to support appropriate efforts by Baltic refugees to maintain their national culture, traditions and languages in preparation for the day on which Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be able to rejoin, as free nations, democratic international organisations.

Source:
from "International Reaction to the Occupation of the Baltic States by the USSR " by Legation of Latvia, Washington


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  • Ansis Reinhards, Suisse Romande, 12 janvier 2001 Mise à jour: 12 janvier 2001
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