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Filmus: ‘Military exercises in Malvinas are colonialist ostentation’

Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus (File photo).

Malvinas Secretary Daniel Filmus has blasted today the United Kingdom’s plans to carry out military exercises in the Malvinas Islands, calling them a “colonialist ostentation”.

Filmus followed Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, who yesterday said the use of surface-to-air missiles in the region is “an act of colonial aggression.”

“The military exercises in Malvinas are colonialist ostentation; they have no other reason to be”, Fimus told reporters.

London said yesterday the military exercises are "routine" and do not pose a threat to anyone in the region. Nevertheless, Filmus pointed out that “the exercises violate several international treaties, as the area has been categorized as a peace zone by African and South American nations.”

“We have presented a formal complaint. Any military maneuvers represent a threat to the region and to the Antarctica, a territory to be used only for scientific research,” Filmus concluded.

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