Yaganov: "Anything can be expected from Abkhazian
leadership, but nothing good"
Ibragim Yaganov does not understand "why the Abkhazian
leadership voluntarily took on the mission to prove that there was no
Circassian genocide." This was stated by the well-known Circassian public
figure, head of the organization Adyghe Khase in an interview with told
News.Ge, noting that Circassian activists were "very depressed and disappointed
As Yaganov stressed, "in this situation, regarding the
Circassian issue and recognition of the genocide of the Circassian people in
the Russian-Caucasian war Abkhazia and its leader just needed to keep quiet.
Just keep emphatically silent and not to speak on the subject”.
At that he did not agree with the opinion that the cause of
the scandalous statements of Abkhazian leader Alexander Ankvab on the
Circassian subject is lack of information.
"I think that Ankvab just does not need this
information - said Yaganov - He, by and large, we can say, is not free. In
Abkhazia, there is no freedom, no independence or statehood”. Therefore,
"we simply cannot talk of the position of the Abkhazian side of any kind
here", besides "all this hysteria is generously paid for."
The leader of Adyghe Khase also noted that "Ankvab just
trying to somehow shut out from all these problems to please the Kremlin. Today
relations with the North Caucasian peoples, any contacts simply hamper Ankvab
in all things, which are now taking place in Abkhazia - roughly speaking,
"development" of financial means which Abkhazia receives ".
Ibragim Yaganov is convinced that in the near future the
Abkhazian side should not expect recognition of the Circassian genocide and the
issue will not even be raised "while this administration is in
power." According to him, "now anything can be expected from the
leadership of Abkhazia, but nothing good."
"So I would really like to close the Abkhazian subject
for myself - it is very painful for me," - said Yaganov who has the title
of Hero of Abkhazia for participation in the Abkhazian war of 1992-1993 on the
side of the separatists (he commanded the detachment of volunteers
"I and many of my comrades saw ourselves as winners in
the war of 1992, but the results of the 20-year old post-war period have shown
that we have completely lost the war - said Ibragim Yaganov. - The results of
this war - what we see today in Abkhazia - have nothing to do with what we
fought for then. "