Monday, August 17, 2009

Yevkurov accuses the West

An interview with Ingushetia's Moscow-backed president, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, is being broadcast by Russkaya sluzhba novostei on the day that a suicide bomb attack has killed at least 19 people in the republic's capital, Nazran.

In the interview Yevkurov, who recently left hospital after an an attempt on his life, says among other things:

"I am far from believing that the Arabs are behind all this. There are other forces at work, more serious ones. I have emphasized this in the past, and I say now that the West will do everything it can to prevent Russia reviving as the former Soviet Great Power... We understand whose interests are involved ...those of the United States and Great Britain. Also Israel. This is entirely real."

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