Russia's position and intentions regarding the settlement of the situation in the Chechen Republic (or “Republic”) are transparent and based on principle. We have nothing to hide. First, I will cover some points regarding the genesis of the tragic chain of events in and around Chechnya. The essay then discusses the merits of the antiterrorist operation in response to the 1999 mutiny of Chechen terrorists.
Yuri V. Ushakov,
Humanitarian and Legal Aspects of the Crisis in Chechnya,
23 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1155
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