Speaking at the Council of the Baltic Sea States /CBSS/ session, Russian President Vladimir Putin touched upon the problem of the Kaliningrad Region /Russian enclave in the Baltic Sea/.
By having called the issue important and touchy for Russia, the Russian President stressed that the matter concerns "civil and lawful sentiments of people living in the region." "The citizens of the Kaliningrad region are Russian citizens, whose rights and freedoms are guaranteed not only by the Russian Constitution, but also by the full pack of the international juridical documents," Putin said.
The Russian Government "will do its best to see that the document of European standards of human rights conforms to the Helsinki agreement and people of the region and other citizens' needs," Vladimir Putin said.
At the same time, Vladimir Putin said that the issue concerns not only citizens of the Kaliningrad region, but also other Russian regions, which can not be harmed with the EU expansion to the East after the affiliation of Poland and Lithuania.