Chechen authorities call article on cleansing Kadyrov’s entourage fake news

Chechen authorities call article on cleansing Kadyrov’s entourage fake news
Ibragim Temirbayev and Ramzan Kadyrov

Earlier, information transpired about the detentions of the “traitors” of the ruling family.

Information about the cleansing of the closest circle of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is fake, Dzhambulat Umarov, Minister for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of the Republic, said in a conversation with a journalist of URA.ru. Earlier, Novaya Gazeta published a material about the detentions and searches in the homes of “traitors” because of “disrespect for the ruling family that these people allowed in private conversations or meetings.”

“We don’t intend to comment on any fakes of the Novaya Gazeta; nobody of us have even heard about it,” Umarov said.

According to Novaya Gazeta, Kadyrov’s adviser Ibragim Temirbayev, the head of the Chechen Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ruslan Yakhyev, ex-Minister of Forestry Dikmagomed Mulaev, and former deputy prime minister for the social bloc Khalid Vaykhanov were detained. In addition, the head of the Traffic Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Chechnya, Shamkhan Denilkhanov, Kadyrov’s brother-in-law was also detained but then they released him because Kadyrov’s intervened for him.

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