Belarus' opposition call on USA, Europe to recognize independence of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia

Rusiko Amirejibi-Mullen r.amirejibi-mullen at
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  
sovereign Georgia.

"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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