Head of Ingushetia Yevkurov decides to resign
In 2019, the republic was shaken by mass protests due to the redistribution of the border with Chechnya.
President of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov intends to resign. He stated this during a speech on local television, RBC reports.
“I made a decision to appeal to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin with a request for early resignation as the head of the republic. Each of us has a choice – personal interests or interests of the republic,” Yevkurov said.
The politician ruled the republic for the last 11 years, since 2008. In September 2018, he was re-elected for the third term. In December of the same year, Yevkurov said that he was not going to resign.
In October 2018, Yevkurov signed an agreement to change the border with Chechnya. Republics exchanged certain land plots. This outraged many residents of Ingushetia, they organized a rally and demanded Yevkurov’s resignation. As a result, the protest resulted in riots and mass detentions.