The Ukrainian authorities are committing the same mistakes as Russia during the Chechen conflict, said the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. His words leads RIA Novosti on Wednesday, March 22.
“We in Russia tried to preserve our territorial integrity, using military force, I mean the Chechen conflict,” the Senator said at the meeting with the Chairman of the defense Committee of the Finnish Parliament and candidate for the post of Secretary General of the OSCE Ilkka Kanerva.
“Now repeat our mistake of the Ukrainian authorities, they are exactly the same way,” he said. Kosachev said that Moscow was able to resolve the conflict only after the authorities have stopped “counting the inhabitants of the Chechen terrorists and separatists, and began to talk to them”.
If Kiev will go on this way, Ukraine’s territorial integrity will be restored, said the MP. “Russia would be only too happy”, — he stressed.
March 17, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Ukraine deliberately undermines its own territorial integrity, leaving its citizens without support.