Arrivée de MSF en Tchétchénie en décembre 1994 - Itw Christopher Stokes, MSF Belgium coordinator - MSF (Un) Limited – MSF/AZG – 2010 – in English.
MSF Medical coordinator: That convoy is bringing medical equipment and drugs, we have also blankets. in total, we have 12 tons arrived by plane from Ostende via Stavropol using trucks of the Dagestan Ministry of Health to bring the supplies to Khazavyurt Chechens watching
The supplies are mainly for the hospital which are receiving the wounded people here in Khazavyurt and in Gudermes in... more
"Tchétchénie, un peuple qu’on assassine" – Christophe Picard - MSF/EUP – 1995 – in French
Shamil Bassaiev: We did not intend to seize Budyonnovsk . We had another task. We wanted to get to Moscow. The main aim of our operation is to put an immediate end to the war in Chechnya, see the withdrawal of Russian troops and a resolution to the problem through a peace process.
If our aims are not met we will force the courageous Russian army to do this (kill innocent civilian... more
Woman #1: The Chechens are peaceful people, we'll live together with them.
Woman #2: We will always live with them.
Woman #1: Yes, with them we'll live, but bandits who took over Pervomayskaya should be destroyed.
Journal de l’année MSF France - May 1995 – in French subtitled in English.
Tchétchénie loin de la paix - Vincent Ferey/Bénédicte Jeannerod - MSF/EUP –1996 – in French subtitled in English
Kidnapping de MSF en Tchétchénie - Itw Renaud Tockaert MSF Belgium Programme manager – France 2 - in French
Presenter: "Two members of the humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, a female logistician and her translator, have been kidnapped near Grozny, the capital. Their captors are claiming a ransom of one million francs. This comes as a shock, especially as MSF Belgium, working in Chechnya since the conflict began 16 months ago, has denounced the scorched earth policy the Russians... more
Libération des otages MSF en Tchétchénie - Itw Eric Goemaere, MSF Belgium General Director - RTBS - 1996 French subtitled in English
Presenter: In Chechnya, civilians are trapped by the war in Grozny. The Russian army – which is planning an offensive to retake the city from the separatists – have given the population until tomorrow to leave. Thousands of residents left yesterday, but the Russians have blocked the exits from the Chechen capital, which they seal off in the afternoon, and many people remain. Stéphane Faure... more
Ivan Rybkin, Secretary, Russian Security Council: I am simply convinced that the murder of doctors can only be a political murder. It is aimed at disrupting the peace process in Chechnya and at ending the preparation for elections there. Of that there is no doubt, no matter who is behind it.
Ilya Kapaev, resident of Novye Atagi: I don't blame them for wrapping up their work here, even... more
Magomed Magomadov, Deputy State Prosecutor of Chechnya: We organised the search for the bodies and as a result of the investigation we have found out the four heads belonged to the three citizens of Great Britain and one citizen of New Zealand. It was discovered that they were killed on the night of December 8th to 9th, 1998.
Mairbek Vachagaev, Chechen Presidential Spokesman: Today or... more
Prix Nobel à MSF, Discours et manifestation sur la Tchétchénie - MSF/EUP – 2000 - In English
Luiza, Refugee: He (Kenny Gluck) was really one of us. We were forced to leave our homes and to live in these tents, in this place and we have found help only from international organisations. We know that he came to help us and he did help us. We are really sorry and offended that some bastards came along and kidnapped him.
Roza Supyeva, Doctor, Slepsovskaya Camp: Doctors without... more
Kenny Gluck: My name is Kenny Gluck, I am program officer at MSF. It has been 9 months since we started to work in Chechnya. What worry me is that we talk as if the suffering was something from the past. Children are cold now, and they can die of cold without the help of the Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies.
Presenter: Good evening everyone. It has now been 24 hours, and several hundred people are still being held in what is Moscow’s largest-ever hostage situation. The commandos have given Vladimir Putin seven days to begin withdrawing Russian troops from Chechnya. They’re threatening to blow up the theatre if there’s a raid, and mines have been placed in the building, with explosives fixed to the... more
otages gazés au théatre de Moscou - French
A huge explosion in the middle of the night. The Russian special forces have just launched an assault against the theatre. Swiftly followed by a series of shots, a burst of gunfire that lasts 40 interminable minutes. The elite Russian soldiers have stormed every inch of the concrete building. Visibly shocked, the hostages manage to escape from the theatre. They must have inhaled the gas used... more
MSF denounce Russian inaction – Itw Jean-Hervé Bradol, MSF France President - France 3 - 12 August 2003 – in French
Jean-Hervé Bradol: I don’t think it would be responsible to say right now that this is a criminal matter or a case of international terrorism. Official agencies are involved to some degree in this case, and we’ve got no concrete evidence that specific criminal groups are involved.
Presenter: His name is Arjan Erkel, he will be 34 years old in two days, he was head of mission for Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland in Dagestan, where he was kidnapped over a year and a half ago. As the months go by, his family and friends increasingly fear for his life. MSF was poised to launch a major press campaign to raise public awareness but had to backtrack due to the family's... more
Arjan Erkel in Dutch:
In Dutch, Boys, this is fantastic, I feel good, what more can I say, again thanks, I have lost a few hairs here (taps head) but gained a few here