Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 5 Issue: 44

The parliament of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria sent a telegram of support to the headquarters of Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko on November 23. “We support your struggle against dictatorship and Russian domination,” Akhyad Idigov, head of the separatist parliament’s foreign relations committee, said in the telegram, which was posted on the Kavkaz Center website. “Let the Kremlin break its teeth in Ukraine as well. It will have its neck broken in Chechnya, time is working for us! The Chechen people will never be under the heel of the empire again! The Chechen people know better than anyone Moscow’s vile methods. We are your friends! We wish you steadfastness and unity in the struggle against this universal evil. We believe in the fairness of your struggle. We wish you a victory!”