Chechen Parliament Chairman: Chechen people stand alongside Syrians against terrorism
Mar 11, 2014
Chairman of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov said that the Chechen people are aware of what is happening in Syria and the scale of the attack targeting it, and that they stand alongside the Syrian people in the face of terrorism.
During the opening of a photo exhibition on Syria in #Grozny on Tuesday, Abdurakhmanov, representing the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, said that the Chechen people feel the pain of the Syrian people, and that their position and the position of the Chechen government regarding the crisis in Syria was decisive from the start, as they wish for peace to prevail across Syria.
He noted that the Chechen people have tasted the bitter cup of terrorism, and that the recent wars that claimed the lives of thousands of civilians during the past two decades are all led by the United States which is now targeting Syria.
Abdurakhmanov noted that although there are some misguided Chechens fighting alongside terrorists in Syria, the Chechen people in general are fully aware of what is actually happening there, calling for informing Muslim youths about this reality to protect them from being misled.
In turn, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that the handful of Islamists who spread terrorism mustn’t be allowed to deface the honorable history of Chechens, lauding the position of the Chechen government regarding the crisis in Syria.
Haddad said that the very same people who claim to call for combating terrorism are the ones feeding it and exploiting it to achieve their own ends, and that Washington has spread death and destruction everywhere it goes.
The exhibition, titled “Irrefutable Evidence” and organized by Pravda newspaper in cooperation with the Syrian Defense and Information Ministries and the Syrian Embassy in Moscow, contains photographs and documents showing the crimes committed by terrorists and mercenaries in Syria.
This exhibition was held before in Moscow, and in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan. It is scheduled to be held in other Russian cities including Kazan, the capital of Tartarstan.