Belarus' opposition call on USA, Europe to recognize independence of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia
r.amirejibi-mullen at qmul.ac.uk
Mon Sep 15 15:50:44 UTC 2008
Belarus' opposition youths call on USA, Europe to recognize
independence of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia
Malady Front (Young Front), Belarus? Czech-registered opposition youth
group, has called on the United States and Europe to recognize the
independence of Russia?s regions of Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia.
In its statement issued on August 27, Malady Front condemns what it
calls Russia?s imperial ambitions and ?violent and armed invasion? of
South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which the organization says are part of
"Last month's events showed the world that Russia's violent policy is
aimed at restoring the Soviet Union and an 'empire of evil,'" Malady
Front says. "The Kremlin's occupation policy should be condemned by
all civilized nations."
"In response to Russia's occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and
the recognition of their independence, America and Europe should
recognize the independence of the Republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, and
Ingushetia, which have fought for independence for many centuries,"
Malady Front says.
"If this is not enough to stop Russia's aggression, the international
community should consider recognizing the independence of other
autonomous republics within the Russian Federation, such as Adygea,
Altai, Buryatia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia,
Karelia, Komi, Mari El, Mordovia, Sakha, North Ossetia, Tatarstan,
Tuva, Udmurtia, Khakassia, and Chuvashia," Malady Front adds.
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