Russia Overwhelmingly Support Authoritarian Government in Bangladesh: Embassy Statement Release

Russia pledges not to interfere in domestic issues indicates its support on authoritarian Regime in Bangladesh

By Dhaka Bureau
Published Thu, Dec 22, 2022 5:48 AM

Russia has reaffirmed its commitment to the principle of non-interfering in the domestic affairs of a third country and extended its support to a country that independently determines its own policies.
"Russia is invariably committed to its principled stance on non-interference in the domestic affairs of third countries," the embassy in Dhaka said in a statement on Tuesday. The message came when developed countries, including the USA and the European Union, tried to create a space for the opposition in Bangladesh by putting pressure on the ruling government.


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The release said that Bangladesh and other countries make their foreign and domestic policies based on what's best for them instead of what other countries want do the same thing.
"We fully support the aspiration of these countries to independently determine the ways of their further development and constitute a system not subject to neo-colonial methods," added the statement.
According to the UN Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of Their Independence and sovereignty dated 1965, "no State has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State."
The embassy termed it unfortunate that the problem of violating the principle of non-interference has become particularly relevant in recent years as many believe that they can infringe on the said principle for the sake of their own interests.
Countries that identify as developed democracies are the most visibly displaying hegemonic ambitions.
The embassy said that not only do they meddle in the internal affairs of sovereign UN member states, but they also use blackmail, illegal restrictions, and other similar tactics. The embassy said that this puts the sovereignty of many countries at a level of risk that has never been seen before.
The embassy said there are many ways to get involved in domestic affairs, as shown by the 2017 report from the ad hoc commission on protecting state sovereignty of the federation council of the national assembly of the Russian Federation.
It said that there are many ways to do this, such as setting up or supporting controlled non-commercial organizations, working with educational institutions, using the media and social networks to change public opinion, starting protests, and messing with federal or regional elections.
Also, other instruments come in handy to counter the countries maintaining strategic Independence and sovereign vision of a fair world order.
"Under the pretext of protecting the "democratic values," work is underway to interfere in the internal affairs of those who are out of favor with the states, which consider themselves the rulers of the world," the release read.
Such policy evidently undermines the sustainability of the world order, bringing chaos and havoc. The incomplete list includes Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, noted the embassy.