Source Pravda.Ru

Putin: Moscow ready to sign powers delimitation agreement with Chechnya

The federal centre is ready to sign with Chechnya an agreement on the delimitation of powers with broad autonomy rights for the Chechen republic, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview to the Qatar satellite channel Al-Jazeera.

"Today in the full-scale format we have passed to the political process. We have held a referendum and the presidential election in Chechnya. We do not and will not limit ourselves to only these events", he said.

"We are going to assist people residing in Chechnya with parliamentary elections", the Russian head of state also said.

He voiced the confidence that "by consistently moving along this road we will gain a full-scale and long-term settlement".