Capital of Ingushetia: participants of rally against transfer of portion of land to Chechnya being detained
Meanwhile, the heads of regions Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-bek Yevkurov have already signed an agreement on consolidating the new border.
In Magas, security forces started detaining participants of the rally against the transfer of a portion of the land in Ingushetia’s Sunzhensky District to Chechnya. Moreover, the local media with reference to activists report that the entrance to the city is blocked, and the Internet access is restricted throughout the Republic.
According to Kavkaz.Realii news website, about a hundred people take part in the rally against the transfer of lands. The rally takes place in Magas.
Initially, Rosgvardiya (Federal National Guard Troops Service) officers with its troops in the city were just on duty, however since riot erupted in the crowd, security forces used batons and then started detaining the participants of the rally.
A person interviewed by Dozhd TV channel (aka TV-Rain) states that the Internet access is restricted in the cities of Magas and Nazran, and it operates sporadically across the rest of the region.
Meanwhile, it was found out that the heads of regions Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-bek Yevkurov have already signed an agreement on consolidating the new border. According to Interfax, the agreement acknowledged the exchange of the territories between the republics.
The Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov admitted the tensions in the course of defining the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia. In his words, the Russian leader is keeping a close eye on the situation. However, it is “too early to make a diagnosis.”