Interfax: Russia against Zakayev's planned visit to Denmark
- Dec 31 2004 4:44PM
Russia against Zakayev's planned visit to Denmark
MOSCOW. Dec 31 (Interfax) - Danish Ambassador to Russia Lars Vissing
was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday, where he was
told that Russia is opposed to a planned visit by Chechen separatist
envoy Akhmed Zakayev to Denmark next spring.
"On December 31, Danish Ambassador L. Vissing was summoned to the
Russian Foreign Ministry where Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir
Chizhov told him that information had arrived about a possible trip by
Chechen emissary A. Zakayev to Denmark in spring 2005, at an
initiative of the so-called Danish committee for the support of
Chechnya," reads a Foreign Ministry press release.
"Russia wants the Danish authorities to do everything in their power
to prevent Zakayev from entering Denmark or to detain the terrorist
accomplice on a request from Interpol in the event of his entry into
Denmark for his further extradition to Russia and the launching of an
investigation against him," the release reads.
Zakayev's visit to Denmark "would mean that Denmark is openly ignoring
Russia's statement dealing with his [Zakayev's] trip to Copenhagen in
early December 2004," the ministry said.
"This situation cannot help but have a negative impact on relations
between our countries," the ministry said.