According to the vice-premier of Ingushetia, at present more than 2,500 forced migrants remain in the tent camps in Ingushetia. This figure was 3,700 as of late February.
The process of returning the refugees is proceeding steadily and exclusively on a voluntary basis, Markhiyev stressed. "No pressure is being exerted on them. Not a single complaint that the residents of the tent camps are coerced by the authorities of the republic to leave the camps has been filed," the Vice-Premeir said.
According to him, the information on allegedly existing facts of forcing the refugees to return to Chechnya are spread by "interested forces." Representatives of such highly interested forces can be found among both the refugees themselves and in the humanitarian organizations, the vice-premier of Ingushetia said.