Kadyrov’s assistant confirms there’s been assassination attempt
Some people of foreign origin have been involved in the crime, the official said.
Kadyrov’s assistant Daniil Martynov confirmed there has been an assassination attempt on Chechen Head Ramzan Kadyrov, RBC reported. According to the official, the masterminds behind the crime are abroad.
Daniil Martynov, who is also deputy chief of Chechen Rosgvardia (National Guard) praised the well-coordinated work of the special services that managed to thwart the crime. He added that the operation was so successful due to the personal devotion to the head of the region. In his opinion, the crime could have been planned by someone who "left the country 10 or 20 years ago and is now living in the West." The reason the assassination was premeditated could be the fact that the Caucasus is now prospering, which is really "a thorn in the eye for those who are trying to weaken our country," the official believes.
The reports on the assassination attempt appeared on October 3 in Novaya Gazeta. According to the newspaper, explosives were found in Kadyrov’s residence in Benoy village early in summer. Meanwhile, the alleged perpetrators Aziz Alviev, Beslan Zakaraev and Shamkhan Magomadov had been detained back on January 23, 2016 in Gudermes. When questioned, they confessed that they had been planning to murder the republic’s head "using grenade launchers, automatic firearms and explosive devices." Besides, the detainees had a weapons stockpile.
Isa Yamadayev, a well-known Chechen politician and businessman, has been named as a possible mastermind. During the second Chechen campaign, the Yamadayev brothers took Ahmad Kadyrov’s side, but after he was killed in 2004, the relationship between the clans changed. Two Isa’s brothers were killed: Ruslan Yamadayev was shot dead in Moscow in 2008, and Sulim Yamadayev was murdered in Dubai in 2009. State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov, who is related to Ramzan Kadyrov, is a suspect in the case of Sulim’s murder, but all the charges against him were dropped in 2010, and the clans made a public reconciliation.
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