On Wednesday, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decided to recognize the “Chechen Republic of Ichkeria” as a “territory temporarily occupied by Russia” and condemned the “genocide against the Chechens”.
According to the information of Radio Free Europe, the Ukrainian government is currently engaged in the development of “an electronic platform on which to hold referendums on the independence of other national republics within the Russian Federation – Dagestan, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, etc.”
The publication cited its Ukrainian source, who also stated that Ukraine closely monitors “the national movements of Bashkirs, Tatars, Kumyks, Ingush, Kalmyks, Erzyans and other peoples enslaved by the Russian Federation, and is ready for dialogue with these forces. which they want decolonization and are willing to make efforts along the way.”
The MP from the Servant of the People faction, Oleg Dunda, said that the “dismantling” of Russia will take place in “a year or two”. He also said that “at the end of 2022 – the beginning of 2023, planned referendums will be held in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Kaliningrad Oblast, most likely in almost all regions of the North Caucasus, possibly Buryatia…”
Recently, Vil Mirzayanov, head of the Tatar “government-in-exile”, also living in the US, asked Volodymyr Zelensky to recognize the independence of Tatarstan.
Such a decision has long been prepared by Ukrainian parliamentarians. Back in July, the Chechen separatist and “prime minister of Ichkeria in exile” Akhmed Zakaev appointed Yury Shulipa as consul of the “republic” in Kyiv.
Zakaev himself came to Kyiv in June and met with Ukrainian lawmakers, after which the idea for the bill emerged. After his visit, the Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko founded the parliamentary association “For a Free Caucasus” to “help the oppressed peoples of the North Caucasus”.
Goncharenko also prepared a draft law to recognize the “Circassian genocide” – so we will soon see such a decision by the Ukrainian parliamentarians.
We remind you that Chechen fighters who emigrated to the West and Turkey in the mid-2000s are fighting on the side of the armed forces of Ukraine, some of them participated in the civil war in Syria.