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Chechen Border Revision May Spark Conflict - Ingush Head

RIA Novosti

16:19 28/08/2012 MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - The head of Russia's troubled southern republic of Ingushetia has said plans by neighboring Chechnya to revise their mutual border could ignite conflict.

"The Ingush-Chechn border is long-established," Yunus-Bek Yevkurov wrote on his LiveJournal blog on Tuesday. "An attempt by either side to review it may lead to conflict."

Earlier this week, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov accused Ingushetia of illegally seizing its territory and moving the border "inside" Chechnya.

Kadyrov, who has close ties to the Kremlin, also vowed to raise the issue "at the federal level."

The two North Caucasus republics used to be one in Soviet times.

There has been no comment from the Kremlin yet.

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