Andrei Marga, Romanian philosopher and politician, said on Friday, September 16, 2022, during a public conference held in Alba Iulia, in the center of the country, that Ukraine is in “unnatural border” and must cede territories to Russia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
“We are here with an absolutely special situation and I say it with all responsibility, Ukraine is in unnatural borders. It must cede territories to Hungary – Transcarpathia, to Poland – Galicia, to Romania – Bucovina, and Russia – Donbas and Crimea. They are territories of other countries. We cling, that’s it, there will be conflict. And I end with this, let’s be very clear: as long as it is not resolved through a discussion with America and Russia, Germany, Ukraine and China and an agreement is not reached, there will be no peace in Europe. Without peace, democracy will suffer”, said Andrei Marga.
Andrei Marga, aged 76, is a Romanian philosopher, political scientist and politician, university professor in Cluj-Napoca. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania in May-August 2012, Minister of Education in 1997-2000, rector of Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca between 1993-2004 and 2008-2012, laureate of the Herder prize in 2005.
Andrei Marga also claimed that “Romania has nothing to do in this war”, stating that our country “has all the resources not to suffer from the energy crisis”, the local publication Alba24.
Professor Andrei Marga’s statements provoked vehement reactions from the Embassy of Ukraine in Bucharest. The Romanian Foreign Ministry rejected Andrei Marga’s point of view.
On the other hand, what Andrei Marga said was commented on in the press from the Russian Federation, from Ukraine and from other countries.
Today, Professor Andrei Marga returns to the subject and says:
“I am not one of those who do not see the realities. Or, I think one thing and say another, so that I have clearly reiterated ideas expressed previously, this time perhaps more directly”.
“Essentially, it was about four ideas:
1. The conflict in Ukraine can only be ended by an agreement involving Russia, the US, Ukraine, Germany, the European Union, and China. Regardless of who “wins”, there will be no peace in Europe if the security interests of each side are not taken into account. Anyway, the Europeans will be the ones who will pay the bills of any kind.
2. Consequences should also be drawn from the fact that Ukraine is in unnatural borders. According to all historical and demographic criteria, it has territories to cede to its neighbors, within the known borders: Romania – Bucovina and its counties, Hungary – Transcarpathia, Poland – Galicia, Russia – Donbasul.
3. There is no support for illusions, because, in today’s Ukraine, there is a road to democracy.
4. Romania has nothing to do in this conflict. It should not face any additional crisis, be it energy crisis, because of the conflict”.
“I always repeat the statements made, because they express the simplest possible truth. Otherwise, things continue in an absurd crisis, to which there are, however, alternatives. My statements correspond to historical truth, international law and general interests – beyond today’s propaganda which, the day after tomorrow, will be considered just an error”.
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