Azerbaijani gov't faces problem with Chechen refugees
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
The government was faced a problem with the Chechen refugees living in the country.
"The problem is connected with identifying the Chechen refugees. Although the Russian government announced the completion of the antiterrorist operation in Chechnya, the refugees' repatriation has not yet started. Although an appeal was sent to Russia on this issue, the Russian Federation has not rendered a practical assistance. Therefore, we can not determine whether the Chechen refugees are civilians or terrorists," the Chairman of the State Committee for Refugees and IDPs, Ali Hasanov said on July 28.
According to unofficial data, the number of Chechen refugees in Azerbaijan hits 5,000 people.
Hasanov said the number of refugees from the third countries in Azerbaijan has declined.
"Earlier, their number reached 12,000 and now this number has decreased and is 4,000. Basically, it took place via the Turks Ahiska, some of whom settled in Turkey and the European countries, and the other part is waiting for their return home," said Hasanov.
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