American Peace Group Condemns Kadyrov Killing

Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 5 Issue: 19

The American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC) has condemned the May 9 assassination of Akhmad Kadyrov, calling on May 10 for a renewed commitment by both parties to end the war through peace negotiations.

“Yesterday’s attack was reprehensible,” said Glen Howard (who heads both the ACPC and the Jamestown Foundation), “and only serves to escalate the cycle of violence in a region desperately in need of peace….The bombing simply represents the tragic end to a seriously flawed process meant to install a Kremlin proxy in Chechnya. Only through a genuine commitment to peace negotiations will there be any chance of ending the war. A return to the Liechtenstein Peace Process, started in 2002, would be an excellent first step in reopening a Russo-Chechen dialogue on peace.”