UN adds Russian terrorist group to sanctions list

Published 4 August 2011

On Tuesday the UN Security Council moved to add the Caucasus Emirate, an extremist organization, to its sanctions list; Russia welcomed the move as the terrorist organization’s goal is to gain more autonomy for the North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia through violent attacks on Russia; in a statement Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, “We welcome this step of the UN Security Council as … an understanding of the need to jointly address the threat of terrorism that does not recognize borders or nationalities”; the ministry added that the UN’s decision was “a manifestation of support of the international community for Russia’s attitude towards terrorist elements in North Caucasus”

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