- Let's not forget Chechnya
The turmoil of the people in Chechnya still continues. Since
almost three years, they are submitted to acts of violence from
the Russian army that is fighting the separatist movement.
- These people have already suffered the humiliation and
the deportation during the Stalin period. Today 80,000 Russian
soldiers are trying to break them down and destroy their spirit
but in vain. Each week, the Chechen separatists kill some Russian
soldiers. Humanitarian non-government organizations are denouncing
the barbaric actions of the Russian army: tortures, brutalities,
ethnic "cleanings", rapes, and atrocities of all kind.
Until now the French government was courageously opposed to the
war in Chechnya. But today President Chirac is rejoining President
Poutin's position in fighting terrorism. The military operations
are a fight against the Chechen terrorists. Hence, there can
be no more criticisms against the war conducted by Russia!
This alliance makes me ashamed. How can France a country of
human rights support such a scandalous war? How can France justify
the Russian army violent acts done in the name of a fight against
We should not forget the heroic resistance of the Chechen people.