Evkurov shuts out use of force against Ingush protesters
The Head of the region promised not to disperse the riots against the transfer of land to Chechnya.
The Head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Evkurov, said that the rally against the border treaty with Chechnya would not be dispersed.
“We are not ready to disperse them. We will last the distance. Why? Because a force will not result in anything,” Evkurov stated noting that “the people monitor the situation,” he told RBC.
He thanked the federal center for not using force and revealed his position.
Evkurov also commented on the episode with a bottle that flew into his head during an uncoordinated protest on October 4. “Not bottles, just one, the perpetrator is detained. Emotions prevailed,” he said.
Evkurov said that he would not threaten the attacker with a punishment. He also noted that it was a mistake to meet with people.
“If someone was wounded, there would have been another outcome. I would have turned out to be a direct participant in this provocation... We should also think about security,” said Evkurov.
Recall that the spontaneous rally in Magas continues from October 4, when the heads of Chechnya and Ingushetia signed the agreement on the transfer of land. The coordinated action lasts from October 8 to 15 near the local TV station in Magas. The initiator of the eight-day rally is the regional public movement, the Council of the Ingush people’s teips