Chechnya does not believe United Russia deputy made Russophobe statement
The authorities of the region believe that Magomed Khanbiev “could not have said that".
Chechnya commented on the unfolding scandal around the statement of the local general, a member of the United Russia party and the former defense minister of Ichkeria, Magomed Khanbiev, who said he dislikes Russians and never even talked to them. Dzhambulat Umarov, the Minister of Chechnya on national policy, foreign relations, press and information, shared his opinion on the situation with Ura.ru.
According to him, a man like Khanbiev could not have said anything against Russian people. "I do not believe that the man could have said anything anti-Russian," said Umarov.
The minister said that it must have been mistranslation issues. "He was speaking Chechen. The oppositionists gave a free translation, misinterpreted it. This isn't the first time this has happened. I do not believe that the man could have said such thing," said Umarov.
As The CrimeRussia wrote before, the statement that Khanbiev made live on Instagram was pointed out by the opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
The United Russia deputy allegedly admitted that he "dislikes Russians and would never talk to them". "I did not say a single word in Russian, never surrendered, never spoke to any general or officer," said Khanbiev, according to Navalny. "I dislike them still," added the Chechen deputy. "I am a son of Ichkeria!" Khanbiev said in conclusion.
Earlier, there was a huge Instagram statement by the speaker of the Chechen Parliament Magomed Daudov, who said that blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov deserved "blood feud" for his harsh statements about the first President of Chechnya, Akhmat Kadyrov. The statement was also said to have been mistranslated.