“ we will not admit the Second Chechen Republic “To Karachaevo-Circassia there is a war
“ we will not admit the Second Chechen Republic “
At once nine criminal cases under article “ terrorism “ the republican Office of Public Prosecutor of Karachaevo-Circassia on the facts of attacks on Stanislav Dereva`s supporters, one of two candidates on a republic post of the head has raised. Supporters of the Tree accuse of an event of the opponents from the pre-election block of general Vladimir Semenova. That rejects all charges. Meanwhile the first vitse - the prime minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Stepashin has declared that if elective campaign in republic will proceed in a similar way, “ The federal centre will be compelled to bring an attention to the question on capacity of the future republican power “.
On the eve of the second round of elections of the head of Karachaevo-Circassia (it will take place on May, 16th) in which will participate Circassian Stanislav Derev and karachaevets Vladimir Semenov, scope of illegal actions in republic has accepted menacing scales. Pressure upon supporters of different candidates by threats and intimidation is carried out not the first month, but is similar, someone has decided that from words it is time to pass to business. On the night of May, 2nd explosions in Karachaevsky, by Ust - Dzhegutinsky and Zelenchuksky areas practically have been simultaneously arranged. In houses and court yard of supporters of the Tree pomegranates and bottles with an incendiary mix have been thrown. However, only in two cases the serious material damage has been put. In a village Storozhevsky Zelenchuksky area has completely burnt down a building of a pre-election staff of the Tree. And in village Kosta Hetagurov of Karachaevsky area have burnt UAZ - 469, belonging to the chief of a pre-election staff Dereva Aslanbeku Baskaevu.
Of a pre-election staff of the Tree in acts of terrorism accuse supporters of the general. Semenovtsy assert that it is the provocations directed on discredit of their leader. Opposition between supporters of candidates began to get distinctly an international shade even before the first round of elections. Circassian Derev was unequivocally unacceptable for the majority karachaevtsev. Candidates - karachaevtsy (in the first round of their voting was seven) could not count on sympathies of Circassians and related it Abasins. Sympathies of Russian which make the most numerous ethnic group, were distributed basically between the Tree and Semenovym. Both and to another support of Russian part of the population is necessary for a victory for that.
After May acts of terrorism Stanislav Derev has addressed to heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and FSB of Russia to Sergey Stepashin and Vladimir Putin with an appeal to take immediate measures on order maintenance in Karachaevo-Circassia. Meanwhile of republic are assured that intensity forcing first of all to favourably operating head of Karachaevo-Circassia Vladimir Hubievu who for many years stretch heads local authorities. Unique possibility for it to keep a supervising post - introduction of state of emergency and cancellation of elections till quieter times. In Moscow, apparently, similar succession of events do not exclude. Meanwhile vitse - prime minister Stepashin intends to invite the first in capital of both candidates and to demand from them acceptance of strict measures for maintenance of an order during election campaign. “ we will not admit the second Chechen Republic “ - Stepashin has declared.
MAXIM - KHRUSTALYOV, Cherkessk; SERGEY - the POPLAR