The Chechen republic must be vested with all federal-territory rights, Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov said here today, as he opened a regular Cabinet session.
Chechnya saw substantial changes this year: the republic's constitutional referendum was organised and the Chechen republic elected its own president, Kasyanov noted. Chechnya is turning into a normal constituent member of the Russian Federation. Consequently, it must receive all federal-territory rights, Kasyanov continued.
The current Government session is examining a federal targeted programme for restoring the Chechen socio-economic sphere.
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Apti Alaudinov, an assistant to Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, the commander of the Akhmat special forces unit, believes that the possible counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be Kyiv's last