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What was the Opinion of Zakayev in 2004?

Submitted by on Saturday, 1 August 2009.    1,217 views One Comment
What was the Opinion of Zakayev in 2004?

Let’s remember what Akhmad Zakayev said about the negotiation issue with puppet regime of Chechnya at one of his interviews in 2004.

It is a part of the Akhmad Zakayev’s interview with Novaya Gazeta on August 2, 2004:

Novaya Gazeta: They are asying in Moscow that it is unnecessary to enter into negotiations with you, since there can’t be negotiations with terrorists. But are you yourself ready for negotiations, and with whom?

Akhmad Zakayev: We aren’t going to negotiate in any form with the people who were assigned by the Kremlin. From the point of view of a majority of innocent Chechen civilians, not to mention the soldiers of the Chechen Resistance, negotiations with the pro-Russian Chechens are a treachery against the national interests.

Novaya Gazeta: What conditions must arise for the Chechen Resistance to join negotiations?

Akhmad Zakayev: Unfortunately, during all 300 years of Chechen Resistance against Russia, the question of armistice, an end to the war, never depended on us. This was always the prerogative of Russia as the strong power.

When the Russian leaders agree among themselves, and the Russian President publicly declares, that the military actions on the territory of the Chechen Republic have ended, then true elections will be carried out under the control of international organizations and peace will begin in Chechnya.

*The interview re-published today by Chechenews.com and translated into English by Norbert Strade, the editor of Chechnya-Short List group.

If anybody interested in the original version of Zakayev’s interview with Novaya Gazeta, then may follow this link: http://www.novayagazeta.ru/data/2004/55/18.html

One Comment »

  • Tsetseenia vabaks said:

    Why I trust Zakaev?
    * He has been regularly during long time promoting to political world idea of Independant Chechnya. He was first one, at the begining as politians say he was concidered as terrorist. It took some time then world started to accept him and Chechens as people who could also search non violent ways. (NB! ruSSian kgb propaganda showed you as terrorists).
    * Team with whom he works respects people and doesn’t hurt feelings of people. As they say “being nice to your own people; no matter what they do to you, you continue of being nice, simple, clear and true.” And I have seen that they are practically!
    * Let’s take kavkazcenter- maybe they are intellectually more bright as chechenpress(dot)org and they declare themselves followers of God BUT you could see on the deeper level they taunt people. They don’t criticize sipmly, but taunt!!!
    So who is in this case practivally bringing light of God and Truth? For me ChRI government in exile.

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