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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Comments by Ingush President

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FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4647

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TAGS: PGOV PREL RS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: COMMENTS BY INGUSH PRESIDENT
YEVKUROV

REF: A. STATE 086152

1. (SBU) On August 26, Ambassador delivered demarche (Ref A)
to DFM Sergey Ryabkov regarding Ingush President Yevkurov's
public claim that the United States supports instability in
Russia.

2. (SBU) In response, Ryabkov stated that the Government of
Russia (GOR) greatly appreciated President Obama's statement
after the Nazran truck bombing. Ryabkov also commented that
"you will never hear GOR say anything about the so-called
West, or U.S., interest in promoting a weak Russia or
Caucasus separatism." In additon, he suggested that only
statements from federal authorities should be considered when
it comes to views about "the West" or specific countries.
Ryabkov reported that he would pass along the concerns raised
by the Ambassador regarding the Yevkurov statement.
Beyrle

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