Moscow City Duma chairman offers apologies for his assistant's attack on presidential wannabe Sobchak
Shouting "This is for Zhirinovsky," Alan Dzutsev threw water at Ksenia Sobchak and pushed her.
Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Alexey Shaposhnikov apologizes to presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak for the actions of the intern of the capital's parliament, who threw water at her. As Shaposhnikov explains on his Facebook page, the culprit of the incident is not his personal assistant.
"I offer my sincere apologies to Ksenia Anatolievna (Sobchak). This is provocation and hooliganism. I am sure that the law enforcement agencies will sort out what happened and the perpetrators will be punished. The young man who committed this is an intern of the Moscow City Duma, he is neither a staff member of the Duma apparatus nor my assistant. Nevertheless, I offer my apologies once again," Shaposhnikov writes.
The incident occurred yesterday at about 5:00pm at the exit of the Petrovsky Travelling Palace, where an event dedicated to Mikhail Gorbachev's birthday was held. Shouting "This is for Zhirinovsky," Alan Dzutsev threw water at Ksenia Sobchak and pushed her. The young man was detained on the spot. The presidential candidate has already written a statement to the police asking them to "bring to justice an unknown citizen" who threw water at her face, after which she "fell and received an easy bruise of the leg and the head".
To recall, during the TV debates on the channel Rossiya 1, there was a verbal argument between Ksenia Sobchak and the leader of the LDPR (The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia), during which Zhirinovsky spoke rudely of the Grazhdanskaya Initsiativa (Civil Initiative) candidate, who, in turn, threw a glass of water at him.
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