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USA and Baltic states accused Russia of "rewriting history"

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USA and Baltic states accused Russia of "rewriting history"

The United States and the Baltic states condemned "Russia's attempts to rewrite history". The corresponding joint statement was made by the head of the US State Department Mike Pompeo, the foreign ministers of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu, Latvia Edgars Rinkevich and Lithuania Linas Linkevichus.


According to a joint statement issued on the 80th anniversary of Welles' declaration, Russia has continued to attempt to "rewrite history" to justify the occupation of the Baltic states in 1940. The statement also expresses support for allied relations in NATO, "aimed at protecting peace and stability."

We stand firmly against all attempts by Russia to rewrite history in order to justify the occupation of the Baltic States and the annexation by the Soviet Union in 1940. Welles' Declaration testifies that already in 1940 the free world saw the actions of the Soviet Union as they were: illegal annexation by force

- said in a statement.

In response, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US had never recognized the entry of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the USSR. He added that the US-Baltic partnership is based on a "shared commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law."

In addition, the foreign ministers of the Baltic republics said they highly appreciate the "US contribution to the defense of Europe", especially the dispatch of American troops to the Baltic territory, which contributes to the "containment of a potential enemy," which of course means Russia.

The Welles Declaration is a diplomatic document condemning the annexation of the Baltics by the Soviet Union in 1940. The document was signed by US Deputy Secretary of State Sumner Welles on July 23, 1940, after the entry of Soviet troops into the Baltic States and the proclamation of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Soviet republics as part of the USSR. The declaration was valid until 1991, and ceased to exist after the collapse of the Union.
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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 23 July 2020 11: 10 New
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    USA and Baltic states accused Russia of "rewriting history"

    Who would have mooed ..
    1. alma
      alma 23 July 2020 11: 11 New
      28
      "The cap is on the thief"
      1. KAV
        KAV 23 July 2020 11: 39 New
        14
        Someone really, and the United States should shut up altogether. They also broadcast something about the annexation of force ... To me, too, peaceful harmless sheep, damn it ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 23 July 2020 11: 54 New
          13
          They can only be shut up, they themselves never.
          1. orionvitt
            orionvitt 23 July 2020 14: 46 New
            +5
            Quote: cniza
            They can only be shut up, they themselves never

            Don't worry, wait a couple more years. Trends in the Western world show that the seeds of decay have sprouted beautifully. It is very likely that they themselves. Moreover, they are doing this with special enthusiasm.
            1. cniza
              cniza 23 July 2020 15: 03 New
              +4
              There is such a thing, but there will be enough shocks for everyone ...
        2. antivirus
          antivirus 23 July 2020 14: 35 New
          +1
          Mike Pompeo said that the United States never recognized the entry of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the USSR.

          never - this does not mean that they will never be recognized in the future. while they insisted on their point of view.
        3. Vestnik
          Vestnik 23 July 2020 15: 18 New
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          Quote: KAV
          Someone really, and the United States should shut up altogether. They also broadcast something about the annexation of force ... To me, too, peaceful harmless sheep, damn it ...

          This is their bread, and they live by this whining .. Many people raise good money on the "Russian threat" .. Let the dogs bark, and the caravan moves on!
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    2. Varyag_0711
      Varyag_0711 23 July 2020 11: 39 New
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      Svarog (Vladimir)
      Who would have mooed ..
      Yes, the limitrophes simply forgot that Russia bought them with giblets even under Peter the Great.
      In general, they owe us like land to the collective farm, if you count how much Russia invested there, especially under the USSR!
      1. Pravodel
        Pravodel 23 July 2020 11: 47 New
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        Soon they will say that the purchase was fake, Tsar Peter deceived the gullible King Charles, who did not understand that instead of money the Russians slipped candy wrappers and corks from bottles Vann-tallllllinn, and therefore Russia and the Russians owe them everything in life ... ...
        1. Aitvaras
          Aitvaras 23 July 2020 12: 15 New
          -3
          Comrades are mistaken, Lithuania was then a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in a common Polish-Lithuanian state. In the Northern War, it was a consignee of Russia against Sweden; to. was not part of Sweden.
          1. Pravodel
            Pravodel 23 July 2020 12: 51 New
            10
            Peter, under an agreement with Sweden dated September 10, 1721, bought the territory of Ingria, part of Karelia, Estonia - Estonia (now) and Livonia - Latvia (now), including:
            - a part of Karelia to the north of Ladoga with Vyborg;
            - Ingermanland from Ladoga to Narva;
            - part of Estland with Reval;
            - part of Livonia with Riga;
            - Ezel and Dago islands.
            For the acquired land, Russia paid Sweden 2 million efimks (1,3 million rubles). At the current exchange rate, this is about $ 350 billion green rubles without accrued interest.
            Lithuania was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, annexed to Russia under Mother Catherine following the results of the division of Poland.
            But the essence does not change from this. Estland and Livonia were bought by Russia. Therefore, it is better for the zealous Balts to keep quiet, otherwise Russia would not make a claim for the return of its lands or the money paid for the lands it acquired.
            1. Obliterator
              Obliterator 23 July 2020 14: 09 New
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              Quote: The Truth
              Therefore, it is better for the zealous Balts to keep quiet, otherwise Russia would not make a claim for the return of its lands or the money paid for the lands it acquired.

              Whom to make claims to? To the Swedes chtol?
              1. Pravodel
                Pravodel 23 July 2020 14: 25 New
                +1
                Everything is in accordance with the law: to those who use other people's property and do not pay for use.
                1. Obliterator
                  Obliterator 23 July 2020 20: 17 New
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                  Quote: The Truth
                  Everything is in accordance with the law: to those who use other people's property and do not pay for use.

                  So you yourself are to blame. At first, they themselves ditched everything, destroying the Empire, which is supposedly a "prison of peoples", and giving statehood to everyone there, and now we are surprised that they do not want to return.
                  Quote: ROSS 42
                  Let them dream:

                  I think that they have not been interested in this for a long time.
              2. Ross xnumx
                Ross xnumx 23 July 2020 17: 01 New
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                Quote: Obliterator
                Whom to make claims to? To the Swedes chtol?

                Let them dream:
            2. seregatara1969
              seregatara1969 24 July 2020 00: 04 New
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              Paid with silver in efimkas (ingots)
          2. orionvitt
            orionvitt 23 July 2020 14: 53 New
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            Quote: Aitvaras
            Comrades are mistaken, Lithuania was then a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

            Nobody is in the least mistaken. Such formations of the type of the Baltic "countries" will always be the subject of "division" and "bargaining". All the vaunted "independence" of such limitrophes, as a result, resulted in very ugly and unnatural forms of government. Well, the Lord did not create them, not great, nor free. And you can't call them very smart either. Judging by their behavior.
    3. Trevis
      Trevis 23 July 2020 11: 41 New
      +6
      Just look at the idiots with the photo. Nerds!
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 23 July 2020 12: 50 New
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      Quote: Svarog
      Who would have mooed ..

      Yes, only an aboriginal from the Camor Islands does not know that the USA, the Baltic states and Poland and the WWII won, and that the history of Russia is "Wrong". But the main participant who started this war does not really try to rewrite history, in Berlin everyone from small to large knows whose flag hung over the Reichstag in May 1945. You can write everything, paper will endure, but the truth cannot be removed from the human brain.
      This is how it was in Estonia, I know very well. Elections for a new pro-Soviet-oriented parliament took place on July 14 and 15, 1940. And the annexation to the USSR took place on July 22 (yesterday was 80 years old). At the same time, the voting itself was the most democratic in the entire history of Estonia - over 80% of the population took part in the elections, noticeably more than ever before, a third more than in 1938, when the dictator Päts organized "elections" to his manual parliament ... As a result, 92,9% of the voters voted for the pro-Soviet Union of the Working People of Estonia.
      Most Estonians then quite sincerely chose the Soviet path. Two years later, after the occupation of the republic by German troops, the Estonian collaborators in the captured archives scrutinize the documents for the July 1940 elections and will be forced to admit that the overwhelming majority of Estonians did indeed vote for the Soviet bloc. After the fiasco of France and England, this is beyond doubt.
      I always say "Read the manual".
  2. Mitroha
    Mitroha 23 July 2020 11: 12 New
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    We spun your delusional accusations with a propeller.
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  4. K-50
    K-50 23 July 2020 11: 18 New
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    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States has never recognized the entry of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the USSR.

    Yes, we are knee-deep, what is recognized there or not by the papuans. That's perfect. Sit there in the pampas and do not squeal !!!
    You might think that your recognition can somehow change something in History. Do not burst from self-importance, well, or you will have to change your pants. lol
  5. iouris
    iouris 23 July 2020 11: 20 New
    +3
    Whoever says that, this cannot be, because it can never be. Only the future can be "rewritten" (more precisely, redesigned). And even then ... History still develops according to objective laws.
    It is understandable to interpret history as part of a propaganda project aimed at destroying a competitor for fossil resources.
  6. Alien From
    Alien From 23 July 2020 11: 20 New
    +1
    It's time to change the gaskets! Smelled!
  7. AU Ivanov.
    AU Ivanov. 23 July 2020 11: 21 New
    +6
    Does the purchase call the buyer an occupier? Why is it scary to go to the toilet, suddenly the toilet will show me something.
  8. Pereira
    Pereira 23 July 2020 11: 25 New
    +3
    What is the occupation? This is the return of their territories. They would have said something else about Ezel's empire.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 23 July 2020 11: 27 New
    +6
    If there were eggs, then ours could and so crank. We introduce troops and declare these territories as ours (based on their purchase), the states will start yelling, then a counter question to them, did you even exist at the time of purchase ?, then what's your business? If you need them, buy from us, and before that, Selyavi. It’s the same with Europe, they sold it, so they hadn’t had any questions for centuries, therefore, either buy it out or use a forest.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 23 July 2020 11: 39 New
      +4
      So and then the United States and completely occupied the ancestral territory of the Indians, for that matter.
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 23 July 2020 12: 07 New
        +5
        By the way, a precedent. The United States will immediately say that they say they bought the territory from the Indians !!! Oops !! It turns out that we, too, have just bought the territory where the same savages wandered ... What a surprise! lol
  10. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 23 July 2020 11: 30 New
    +7
    What do they not say about it ????
    “After Germany attacked the USSR in the summer of 1941, Latvia fell under the control of Nazi Germany, which considered Latvia not a liberated independent state, but the territory of the occupied USSR. At first, Latvia was subordinate to the military administration, and from September 1, 1941, it was subordinate to the civil administration.
    ESTONIA
    The general districts of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Belarus became part of the Reichskommissariat Ostland, created by the Germans. In Riga, there were administrative structures not only for Latvia, but also for the entire Ostland - the civil administration, the military command, as well as the main SS and police institutions. ”Http://okupacijasmuzejs.lv/ru/istorija-okkupacii-latvii/1-sovjetskaja -okkupacija / latvija-vo-vtoroj-mirovoj-vojnje




  11. Ka-52
    Ka-52 23 July 2020 11: 32 New
    +7
    In response, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US had never recognized the entry of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia into the USSR.

    Well, in general, they did not mind in 1938 and against the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Germany. And in 1937 they did not object to the capture of a part of Chinese Manchuria by Japan. They then held their nose to the wind and watched what it would result in (where the profit looms). It would be better to remember how Texas themselves were annexed by the Meks. And with them part of the land of the current states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 23 July 2020 11: 41 New
      +1
      Yes, what kind of profit is there Who looked at them there? They looked at someone to lie under so that at least they could stay.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 23 July 2020 11: 42 New
        +1
        I wrote about Americans
        1. Rusticolus
          Rusticolus 23 July 2020 11: 43 New
          +5
          And these were just sitting waiting with someone to win.
  12. greenx
    greenx 23 July 2020 11: 46 New
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      greenx 23 July 2020 11: 46 New
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        greenx 23 July 2020 11: 46 New
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          aszzz888 23 July 2020 11: 51 New
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          1. Vladimir61
            Vladimir61 23 July 2020 12: 38 New
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            Quote: aszzz888
            my sympathy
            Don't you understand? Balls is in evolution mode!
            1. Charik
              Charik 23 July 2020 13: 44 New
              +5
              balls knew more letters
  13. aszzz888
    aszzz888 23 July 2020 11: 50 New
    +2
    The United States and the Baltic states condemned "Russia's attempts to rewrite history." The corresponding joint statement was made by the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, Foreign Ministers of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu, Latvia Edgars Rinkevich and Lithuania Linas Linkevichus.
    And these rats, then where to go! The owner ordered - and that's it! After this "statement", an immutable and solemn licking of shoes, and what is below the back, with vows and assurances of loyalty. laughing
  14. Nikolai Korovin
    Nikolai Korovin 23 July 2020 12: 06 New
    +2
    The annexation of the Baltic republics to the USSR was a violent annexation, and the annexation of Texas to the United States was a voluntary, so to speak, annexation after the revolution there had taken place and it was postponed from Mexico. For a while it was simply called the "Territory". "We are non-local people, we are on your territory ..." Remember? It should be admitted, however, that Louisiana, which included almost all of the Midwest along the Mississippi and its tributaries up to New Orleans, was bought by the United States from France, I don’t know for what amount. Here the First Consul clearly gave up.
  15. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 23 July 2020 12: 12 New
    +4
    But what about the "commitment to democracy, human rights and the rule of law" was consistent with direct and sometimes repeated US military aggression in the 20th century in / on: Afghanistan, Vietnam, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Iran, Spain, China , Colombia, Korea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Kuwait,
    Laos, Libya, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, South Sudan, Philippines ?????
    Why are our diplomats and the media not participating, but only talking about the information war?
    What are we afraid of losing, partners, independence, political correctness, or the image of a noble girl from Smolny?
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 23 July 2020 12: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir61
      What are we afraid of losing, partners, independence, political correctness, or the image of a noble girl from Smolny?

      Money and real estate in "unknown" banks and countries
  16. Klingon
    Klingon 23 July 2020 12: 18 New
    0
    it was necessary to let the Germans rot them, now maybe they croaked differently
  17. Mytholog
    Mytholog 23 July 2020 12: 21 New
    +1
    Come on ... We will wait 20-30 years until all sorts of Westerners will ruin everything there and from the Baltic states back to the owners - and we will add it again)
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 23 July 2020 12: 29 New
      0
      Quote: Mytholog
      We will wait 20-30 years until all sorts of Westerners plunder everything there and from the Baltic states back to the owners - and again we will add)

      Do you mean the land or the population will still remain? If with the population, then at first a VERY big work of denazification will have to be done!
      1. Mytholog
        Mytholog 23 July 2020 12: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        Do you mean the land or the population will still remain?

        The population there is shrinking at an accelerated pace. So don't exaggerate the complexity.
  18. Baloo
    Baloo 23 July 2020 12: 28 New
    +1
    Someone stirred in the thicket. Macaque thought Stirlitz. Stirlitz - thought the macaques. Do the Tribalts understand that they are consumables for the USA?
  19. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 23 July 2020 12: 31 New
    +2
    Quote: Mytholog
    Come on ... We will wait 20-30 years until all sorts of Westerners will ruin everything there and from the Baltic states back to the owners - and we will add it again)

    Stop playing with communicating vessels for which Russia serves as a reservoir!
    Our opportunities to convey our point of view to the media in the West are not just limited, but practically closed at the legislative level. But, with us, "everyone can do everything."
    1. In view of the above, there is no need to replicate and discuss in our media what "they said or think." It turns out that this is a product only for domestic consumption and an opportunity to earn money for our media, nothing more!
    2. We need adequate restrictive measures for foreign media in Russia!
  20. aglet
    aglet 23 July 2020 12: 42 New
    +1
    in general, I remind you of a banal truth, these so-called countries were bought by Peter I from the Swedes. we did not occupy anyone, we took ours. and there is still a lot of this in the world. or pay, or reunite, you have to look here. but pay-anyway!
  21. Serpet
    Serpet 23 July 2020 12: 55 New
    10
    It's funny, because in the USA itself, the war on monuments is a rewriting of its own history.
    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth 23 July 2020 13: 25 New
      +1
      It looks like a wife who jumped out to marry by calculation, and after a divorce, she throws that she was forced. Only alimony can not be sewn. No kids. And the USA in this image I see Mother-in-law
  22. Pavel73
    Pavel73 23 July 2020 13: 09 New
    +3
    The Balts sniffed Hitler, who openly declared that his goal was the conquest of Russia! The Balts sided with the Third Reich from the very beginning. Even if there really was our military occupation (and this is a blatant lie!), We would have no other choice. Either we occupy the Baltic states, or the Nazis will strike at us from its territory (St. Petersburg is just a stone's throw away!). Well, knowing how these "occupied" people lived, I have only one word for them - scoundrels.
  23. Soko
    Soko 23 July 2020 13: 12 New
    +4
    Again these "exceptional" others teach life fool
  24. Vladimir Mashkov
    Vladimir Mashkov 23 July 2020 13: 17 New
    0
    It is quite natural that the United States and its Baltic mongrels defended and will continue to defend their alternative version of history. lol
  25. Charik
    Charik 23 July 2020 13: 36 New
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    Wow, let them speak out, well, now all-hang on the evil Russian-American zhirtres are with us, judging by the photo nerds, stupid
  26. 123456789
    123456789 23 July 2020 13: 37 New
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    Quote: evgen1221
    We introduce troops and declare these territories ours (based on their purchase), the states will start yelling, then a counter question to them, and you in general

    return Alaska with compensation for the oil and gold produced!
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  28. rocket757
    rocket757 23 July 2020 14: 16 New
    0
    ... We stand unwavering

    It makes no difference whether they themselves steel or put it, they use it anyway, and then ... the used one is always released wherever it is necessary.
  29. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 23 July 2020 14: 22 New
    +3
    The states have been in a civil marriage for a long time with three idiots from the alley, to look at their children, and not at their fruitless chatter.
  30. frols
    frols 23 July 2020 17: 53 New
    0
    Why so many words, unless serfs and masters may have different opinions. What else remains to do for those who first robbed and then sold their countries, only to continue licking the ass to their new masters. Alas, this is our reality.
  31. Shadow041
    Shadow041 24 July 2020 15: 17 New
    +2
    Oh, isn't it fascists and Russophobes from Sprotland and Fashington who are rewriting history in their favor ?!
  32. 1536
    1536 24 July 2020 17: 33 New
    0
    Under the "podzabornye", there is no other word. Themselves in 1940 arrived in the USSR, back in tsarist times, as well as in the Revolution of 1917, they fooled their heads in Russia, how much harm they caused, how many people were killed, how much money was wasted on them, and now they are still pumping their rights. In this regard, it is necessary to put things in order with the representation of these territories in Russia. Let their "interests" be represented, for example, by Finland, or some kind of Sweden. Enough to endure the tantrums of these "lowered social responsibility".