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CHECHEN REPUBLIC OF ICHKERIA HAILS EUROPE FOR RECOGNIZING 1944 DEPORTATION AS "AN ACT OF GENOCIDE"
  

Kavkaz-Tsentr news agency web site, in Russian, 27 Feb 04
BBC Monitoring Service, UK, in English, Feb 27, 2004

 

26 February: At its sitting on 26 February, the European Parliament for the first time recognized the deportation of Chechens on 23 February 1944 as an act of genocide. In this connection, the Foreign Ministry of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria [CRI] has issued a special statement:

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria warmly welcomes the European Parliament's official recognition today of the deportation of the Chechen nation of 1944 as "an act of genocide" and the official request of the European Parliament to the European Commission and the High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union 'to study the Akhmadov plan' for a peaceful solution to the Russian-Chechen conflict.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria considers these decisions of the European Parliament as a serious historical step on the way to achieving peace and justice for the much-suffering Chechen people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria thanks European parliamentarians for these commendable actions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria congratulates the citizens of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria on this historic day."


POLAND RALLY DEMANDS END TO CHECHEN "GENOCIDE"

Chechenpress web site, Tbilisi, in Russian 26 Feb 04
BBC Monitoring Service, UK, in English, Feb 26, 2004

 

25 February: A rally to mark the 60th anniversary of the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples was held outside the Russian embassy in Warsaw on 23 February. Representatives of the Chechen diaspora and Polish public organizations, Polish political figures, writers, poets and journalists attended the rally.

The head of the Poland-Chechnya committee, Adam Borowski, and MP Mariush Kaminski were among them. The demonstrators demanded an end to the genocide of the Chechen people, the withdrawal of occupying troops, the beginning of talks with Chechen [rebel] President Aslan Maskhadov and the acceptance of a plan on establishing provisional UN administration in Chechnya.

 

[Signed] Sayd-Ibragim Ampukayev, the Chechen information centre in Poland


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