Yabloko's leader Grigory Yavlinsky thinks that the Russian Government
must hold negotiations with representatives of Chechnya's
leadership or authoritative people in the Republic to
find partners among the population. This was announced
by Grigory Yavlinsky on Wednesday in a speech at the state
television and radio company "Altai" during
his short election tour in Barnaul (the Altai Territory,
According to Grigory Yavlinsky, one-third
of all the armed men are subordinate to the President
of Chechnya Aslan Maskhadov: therefore, if an agreement
is reached with him, they may stop confronting the federal
troops. Grigory Yavlinsky thinks that the federal troops
will only win in the war in Chechnya, if they have the
support of the local population, and that it is necessary
to conduct negotiations with representatives of Chechnya
to find partners there.
Speaking about the prospects of setting
up electoral blocs with some other parties and movements
before the elections, in particular with the Fatherland
- All Russia bloc (Otechestvo - Vsya Rossiya - OVR, Grigory
Yavlinsky remarked that he has good relations with its
leader Evgeni Primakov, but that Yabloko did not believe
that ti was possible to have closer co-operation with
this bloc. Yavlinsky said that this was because the OVR
included corrupt bureaucrats and leaders.
Yabloko's leader thinks that OVR "does
not has a single ordinary man, only bureaucrats, directors
After his speech at Altai television,
Grigory Yavlinsky held a meeting with the electorate in
Barnaul and then left for Novosibirsk.
Based on Interfax information.