She started saying that, as the head of the IF, she "fully recognizes the independence and sovereignity of all states that were formed after the fall of the USSR", which is an important statement.
But next she claims she is "convinced that all of the peoples who historically belonged to the civilizational space of the former Russian Empire are united by the concept of a Homeland in the highest spiritual and cultural sense of the word".
Is she "convinced" that these states should form a sort of a Commonwealth of russian states ? Why ? How ? In a Commonwealth, all states are equal partners, which seems completely impossible with dictator Putin as Head of such Commonwealth.
May be that's why several states born from the fall of the former USSR choose another Commonwealth of nations where, with all its faults, freedom is the rule - the European Union, to which the Baltic states adhered as soon as they could, and to which membership Ukraine and now Georgia also applied.
Of course the statement speaks of "peoples" and not "states", but such conviction is rather doubtful.
The reference to "peaceful citizens (are) dying and suffering" has an obvious receiver; "how parents shed inconsolable tears over the coffins of their children" can refer to both sides of the conflict.
"The Russian Imperial House does not make statements of a political nature" - if this is not a statement of political nature, tell me what is.
"we do not have complete information that would allow us to make them without risking unintended harm" - Ma'am, you live in Madrid and have access to free information, not in Russia !!!
"But we are utterly convinced and will always affirm that Russia and Ukraine—all their populations—must never be enemies. This is as monstrous and unnatural a thing as members of the same family murdering each other."
Brave statement when it refers to "monstruous and unnatural thing" and people "murdering" each other.
So in the end of the day, a statement not so inocuous as it looked at first sight, and saying what se "can" say, specially knowing that her son and d-i-l are in Russia, lauching doves in a sign of peace, also in a gesture with political meaning, considering what we've been watching with brave and courageous russians who demonstrate in the name of peace and call for immediate end of the war.
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