On Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the readiness of the Federal center to cooperate in Chechnya with everybody who wished peace. When speaking at a press conference in Brussels the Russian president reminded that he appealed to "all those who did not yet surrender arms in Chechnya and offered them to make contacts with federal authorities to discuss issues of disarmament, cessation of military operations and to discuss matters of peaceful life involvement". Vladimir Putin stated that "this was the clear signal that we were prepared to cooperate with everybody who wished peace". The Russian leader stressed that "we are not inclined to reckon everybody in Chechnya to terrorists. We are prepared to solve problems with the Chechen people by political means and with terrorists we will solve them by means of force". At the same time Vladimir Putin noted that federal authorities "did not intend to speculate on the situation which occurred in the USA". He reminded that "everything which took place in Chechnya was undoubtedly related to international terrorism, that was an obvious fact." The President mentioned aggression against Dagestan and the attempt to tear it away from Russia as an example.
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