Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus

Confederation Of Mountain Peoples Of The Caucasus

Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus

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Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus () is a militarized political organization composed of militants from the North Caucasian republics of the Russian Federation. This controversial organization, later renamed into the Confederation of the Peoples of the Caucasus (CPC), was formed on the eve of the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1990. The Confederation and its mercenaries are primarily known for their key role in the Abkhaz-Georgian conflict and the contribution to the secessionists’ victory in the 1992-1993 hostilities. The CPC has been accused of committing war crimes and ethnic cleansing of Georgians during the conflict in Abkhazia. These allegations are currently investigated by International Criminal Court in Hague. The CPC persists to this day, but plays no role in the current political situation.

Creation

On November 4, 1990, in Nalchik, the Assembly of North Caucasian Peoples voted to establish a "Mountain Peoples Confederacy." 16 nations of the Caucasus joined the Confederation. The Assembly elected the president (Musa Shanibov) and 16 vice-presidents. Yusup Soslanbekov was the chairman of the Caucasian Parliament and Sultan Sosnaliyev was appointed the head of the Confederation's military department.

War in Abkhazia

In 1991 the Confederation interfered into Abkhaz-Georgian relations, asking the Russian Federation to "give political evaluation to the situation".

At the end of August 1992 the Confederation held the 11th Session...
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