The New Times published a fragment of the report Yashin about Chechen security forces


The magazine The New Times published an excerpt from the report of an opposition politician Ilya Yashin on the anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov in Central Moscow.

The head of “Private army” describes the power structures of the Chechen Republic, which, according to the author, are subject not to the Federal government and personally the head of the region Ramzan Kadyrov. Citing experts, the report States that the number of units that the head of Chechnya called the “combat infantry” of Vladimir Putin, is about 30 thousand people. In this special section of the MVD of Chechnya the author describes as “perhaps the most capable military forces in modern Russia”, which instruct including veterans of “alpha”.

The author also claims that the Chechen fighters participated in a military conflict in Eastern Ukraine on the side of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic. According to him, most of them former separatist, Kadyrov amnestied.

Yashin also says that Chechen criminal groups operating in various regions of Russia (including Moscow), “use of direct support and public patronage Kadyrov. As an example, are hadzhimurat Gakaev and Zelimkhan Israilov. According to him, the intervention of the head of Chechnya has helped them to avoid criminal liability. While unhappy with this FSB above allegedly received indicating “Kadyrov surrounded by do not touch”.

Presentation of the report, Ilya Yashin, telling about the political situation in the Chechen Republic, should pass on February 23. The oppositionist declared that during the preparation of the report had addressed Kadyrov with a proposal to answer the questions, but have not talked with the head of Chechnya.

The output of the report is dedicated to godovshine murder of Boris Nemtsov. Relatives policy several times demanded to interrogate the head of Chechnya in the case. However, the appeal was rejected by the Basmanny district court. The lawyer of the family of the murdered politician Vadim Prokhorov appealed the decision in Moscow city court, however, acknowledged that the investigators ‘ failure legitimate.