Monday, March 17, 2014

Prince Hans-Adam Talks Crimean Crisis

Prince Hans-Adam II gave a statement to Radio Liechtenstein about the current situation of Ukraine and the Crimea. While the Prince reckons that it is indeed the right of the people of the Crimean peninsula to decide whether they want to remain part of Ukraine or become part of Russia, he does not agree with yesterday's referendum. A referendum should be conducted according to international standards with the media being accessible for both Russians and Ukraines as well as international oberservers on side.

While he does not think that the economic sanctions will hurt Russia, he does hope that Russian president Vladimir Putin will not try to also stir up trouble in eastern Ukraine. Prince Hans-Adam believes that a conflagration and war might also cause the break-up of Russia in a number of smaller states. Towards the end of the interview, the Prince also calls for international laws or standards about the right of a people to self-determination.

The whole interview can be found on the website of Radio Liechtenstein.

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