12 Nov 2019 10:18

Russia's Kosachyov hails Mexico's decision to grant political asylum to Morales

MOSCOW. Nov 12 (Interfax) - Mexico demonstrated its self-sufficiency and independence by granting political asylum to Evo Morales who has resigned as president of Bolivia, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachyov wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

"Unlike many other countries of Latin America, Mexico demonstrated its sovereign self-sufficiency by deciding to grant political asylum and subsequently refugee status to Bolivia's former President Morales," Kosachyov said.

"The idea was to keep chasing Morales for his disobedience of the U.S. Monroe Doctrine all over the region until the end of time, in order to discourage others," he said.

"But this didn't work. Well done, Mexico! Bravo to independence!" the Russian senator said.

Morales resigned as president of Bolivia on November 10, following 19 days of protests and political crisis over accusations of fraud at the presidential election.

Morales said that he was leaving Bolivia and going to Mexico, which agreed to grant him asylum.