Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 54

The president of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov, told a news conference yesterday that the Russian Duma resolutions are "absolutely unfulfillable." He recalled that his country had voted for independence in a referendum October 27, 1991, and celebrates its independence on that date. Turkmenistan’s independence is "an unappeasable and immutable decision," Niyazov said. (Interfax, March 18)