Muslims of Ukraine ask Klitschko to name a street in Kyiv after Dzhokhar Dudayev

30.07.2020, 10:37
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Dzhokhar Dudayev
The Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Umma" asks the capital's authorities and mayor Vitali Klitschko, in particular, to rename the street Iskrivska in honor of Dzhokhar Dudayev — the first President of the self-proclaimed independent Ichkeria (Chechen Republic).

The corresponding appeal was published by the mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine Said Ismagilov, according to Hromadske.

"Streets and squares in Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius, Istanbul, Ankara and other cities of the world have already been named in honor of Dzhokhar Dudayev. We hope that within the framework of decommunization, the deputies of the Kyiv Council will support the initiative, and a street with his name will appear in the capital of Ukraine," he said.

A published statement says that the Muslims asked to rename the street Iskrovska.

Dzhokhar Dudaev - the first President of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, before the collapse of the Soviet Union was a Major General of aviation. After the Soviet Union disappeared, he became the country's President and declared independence from Russia. Moscow did not recognize this independence and started a war against Ichkeria.

During the first Chechen war, he led the forces of the separatist government against Federal troops. In April 1996, Dudaev was killed in a Russian air attack, and the order to kill him was personally given by the then President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.