22 Total Quotes

Aslan Maskhadov Quotes

It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Quotes #Army

Until fighting ends and there are conditions, which allow the free expression of will by the people, there can be no elections and elections are not held in these circumstances anywhere in the world.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Quotes #Expression

We will liberate our country from the occupying forces and put an end to relations between Russia and the Chechen State, no matter how difficult the task may be.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Quotes #Country

I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war.
Aslan Maskhadov
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Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Quotes

Western States keep playing with, and around, Russia.
Aslan Maskhadov
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Kamikazes must also be subordinated to a State discipline.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Discipline

The war is ending, for the first time in the history of relations between Moscow and Grozny, and the era of peace is starting.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Peace #Moscow

I appeal to those who, under force of the most difficult sufferings and losses, have decided to go down the path of martyrdom,
Aslan Maskhadov
#Losses #Suffering

to protect the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Sovereignty

It would be easier to fight the Russian army, and it would give me great satisfaction, but I have a responsibility to my people,
Aslan Maskhadov
#Satisfaction

There can be no justification for terror against absolutely innocent citizens,
Aslan Maskhadov
#Terror #Justification

When the interests of Western states and those of Russia collide in the Caucasus, when the leaders of those Western states comprehend the level of danger to the entire civilized world that emanates from Russia, then they will line up and beg us Chechens to agree to end the war.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Russia

A foreign ideology cannot be introduced into Chechnya - were it through an Arab or al-Qaeda. Our experience is rich and long enough for us to be Muslims and know what jihad is.
Aslan Maskhadov
#Quotes

Putin has dug himself into an impasse.
Aslan Maskhadov
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We deny and have always denied having the slightest link with al-Qaeda.
Aslan Maskhadov
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