Latvia’s ex-president: As long as Russia is UNSC permanent member, conflicts unlikely to be resolved by UN

Riga: The international community fails to respond to frozen conflicts effectively, former President of Latvia, president of the Club of Madrid Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga said at the Eastern Partnership Media Conference on May 20.

She said that Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan during the time of gaining independence by these countries and there is the OSCE Minsk Group, which was created to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. But there has been no result of its activity so far.

“Over 20 years have passed since then, but the situation in those lands remains unchanged. The conflict over Transnistria has not been settled yet. Georgia lost its territories. Ukraine suffers from military occupation. However, at present, the international community is unable to solve these problems,” said the ex-president adding that as long as Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, conflicts are unlikely to be resolved by the UN as its permanent members has the right of veto.