West admits: Chechnya is Russia's internal problem
Russia's Foreign Ministry has finally achieved a slight, but
victory on the international scene. The Chechen problem is a green
Russia and an instrument of pressure exerted on Russia -- for the West.
Richard Boucher, an official spokesman for the US Department of State,
confirmed a connection between the Al Qaeda terrorist organization and
Chechen militants, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. At that,
told at the briefing in Washington on January 3, the USA were in
Russia during the military operation against Al Qaeda. Richard Boucher
repeated the opinion of the US administration once again that the
problem is to be solved in a political way: "We may struggle with
but fundamental political problems are to be solved in a political
was mentioned that Russia and the USA had no contradictions as for this
approach to the Chechen problem.
Russia has been trying to assure the world community of a connection
the Sept. 11 terror acts and events in Chechnya for a long period
The Chechen war has always been a ground for the USA to threaten Russia
a punishment. The situation has changed recently: the USA has admitted
the situation in Chechnya is Russia's internal problem. It can be
a great success. But still Europe will retain the function of
and cultural control represented by Lord Jadd.
Mikhail Leontiev, Russian journalist and the author of Odnako (However)
program, told: "Russia has finally understood how to talk about
the West. Now we know the way to send Europe and the rest of the world
message to be read in the letters they understand."
The Kremlin agreed to organize talks with a representative of Aslan
Maskhadov, that has also contributed greatly to the victory. Russia
demonstrated that it hoped to settle the Chechen problem in a political
It does not matter that the talks had a negative result, - that is
enough for the West. Especially regarding the fact that the number of
militants in Chechnya is steadily decreasing.
But it does not mean that the situation in Chechnya will radically
after this. It is very important for Russia "to stand for ages in
as our predecessors would say. The price of it, that is what really
translated by Maria Gousseva