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    Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Russia has ended its decade-long "counter-terrorism operation" against separatist rebels in the southern republic of Chechnya, officials say.

    The move aimed "to create conditions to further normalise the situation", the National Anti-terrorist Committee said.

    Russian forces have fought two wars in the mainly Muslim republic since 1994.

    Moscow says Chechnya has stabilised under its pro-Kremlin President, Ramzan Kadyrov, but human rights groups accuse his militias of widespread abuses.
    BBC NEWS | Europe | Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Sporadic clashes persist in Chechnya, however, and violence continues in the neighbouring regions of Dagestan and Ingushetia.

    Correspondents say Mr Kadyrov rules over Chechnya by fear. Human rights groups have documented allegations of kidnappings, torture and murder of the president's opponents.

    Mr Kadyrov has dismissed such claims and denied any involvement.
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    Re: Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    So peace was accomplished by putting a brutal thug in power who maintains stability with an iron fist? I guess its a tiny step forward.

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    Re: Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    So peace was accomplished by putting a brutal thug in power who maintains stability with an iron fist? I guess its a tiny step forward.
    Its the Russian way
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    Re: Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Skol. But it's not over until the veiled women are free.
    Take the red pill.

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    Re: Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Its the Russian way
    LOL. While that is comical, placing a ruthless dictator in power to maintain peace is pretty old. America did it during the 70s and 80s. Vassal states predating modern history did much of the same.
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    Re: Russia 'ends Chechnya operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Its the Russian way
    It is also the American way, which is what we did in Afghanistan with the warlords. We allowed them to exist and take control of areas. Hell we even relied on them to "Let us know where Osama was" even though they are the ones who allowed him to escape.
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