Russian foreign Minister: Moscow’s position on the situation in Catalonia unchanged

MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. The position of Russia regarding the situation in Catalonia remains unchanged. This was stated on Friday, TASS, the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“The position remains unchanged,” she said, responding to a request to comment on recent events in Spain.

Previously Zakharov has called the situation in Catalonia is an internal affair of Spain and emphasized that Moscow respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. According to her, “so-called referendum on independence, as well as other unilateral initiatives of local legislators, are perceived in the context of its own on these matters the decisions of the constitutional court of Spain”.

On Friday, the Catalan Parliament approved a resolution on the proclamation of an independent Republic. Following this, the Spanish Senate (upper house of Parliament) approved the request of Madrid, about the launch of the 155th article of the Constitution, which had never been used. It allows you to limit the self-government of Catalonia.