Kadyrov responded to the question about the unification of Chechnya and Ingushetia

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The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has called irrelevant to the Federal center the issue of unification of Chechnya and Ingushetia, and stated that he would be against this decision.

The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov on September 26 signed an agreement on the definition of the boundary between their regions, which provides for an equivalent exchange of territories. The parliaments of Chechnya and Ingushetia approved the border agreement. In the constitutional court of Ingushetia said that the agreement can be approved only by a referendum. In the Republic protests were held, including on the area of Consent in Magas. The rumor about the possible merger of the two regions appeared after the signing of the agreement on the demarcation of the administrative border line between Chechnya and Ingushetia.

«For Russia, and this question is irrelevant, the issue of consolidation of regions generally is not on the agenda. I’m against the unification of Ingushetia and the first write statement, if such will happen,» — Kadyrov said at a press conference on Saturday.

He stressed that in Chechnya there are still many questions and problems and in this situation the neighboring region with almost 500 thousand population useless.

«Since then, as I headed the Republic, I have not heard that this issue was discussed or raised by the Federal center. These topics are being discussed by those who want to sow discord», — said Kadyrov.