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Recommendation 1456 (2000) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the Implementation by the Russian Federation of R 1444 (2000), Committee of Ministers, Strasbourg, 27 June 2000

Position of PACE on Russia's 
intervention in Chechnya

The importance of membership of the Council of Europe by the Russian Federation and of her commitment to the Organisationís statutory aims and fundamental principles was constantly underscored by the Russian authorities. The Committee, for its part, recognised the need to protect a Stateís territorial integrity and to fight against terrorism while respecting human rights, but a political solution to the Chechen crisis based on genuine dialogue can be the only outcome leading to permanent peace and stability.