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January 9th 2002 · Chechenpress / A. Amayev · PRINTER FRIENDLY FORMAT · E-MAIL THIS

Chechen MP asks USA for help to fight Russian terrorism in Chechnya

9 January, Chechenpress correspondent, A. Amayev: In connection with the latest statement by US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz that the USA is ready to render assistance to countries that intend to combat terrorism, we asked the head of defence and security committee of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria [CRI] parliament, A. Magomedov, to comment on this.

The member of the Chechen parliament said that he welcomes the US government's statement and highly appreciates the US contribution against international terrorism. At the same time, he admitted that the CR had great difficulties in fighting the Russian terrorist groupings which are carrying out the genocide of the Chechen people.

According to the Chechen parliamentarian, during the last three months over 2,000 civilians together with hundreds of crippled old people, women and children of the Chechen state, were killed by the Russian terrorists. Almost all populated areas of the CRI periodically come under unprovoked shelling and mortar strikes by the Russian terrorists, A. Magomadov said. As a result of terrorist attacks by the Russian aircraft and helicopters, private houses of the Chechen citizens are destroyed, the latest example of which is the deployment of helicopter gunships by the Russian terrorists on 7 January in Argun. Therefore, bearing in mind that the Chechen people have been suffering for three years from the presence of the Russian terrorists on their land and by taking advantage of the proposal by Washington, I, on behalf of the CRI parliament, officially ask the USA to render a comprehensive assistance to us, A. Magomadov said.

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