Russian Minister on Chechnya Stanislav
Ilyasov has refuted statements that Chechen refugees residing in Ingushetia
are forced to take part in the referendum on the Chechen Constitution scheduled
for March 23rd. Living conditions in refugees' camps "will in no way
depend on whether or not their residents will come to the referendum,"
the Minister stressed in his interview with RIA Novosti.
The Minister also refuted some mass media's
statements that refugees were forced to return to Chechnya. Such rumours
are being spread by "those interested in escalation of the Chechen
conflict," he said. ( RIA Novosti)
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