Member of Basayev’s gang convicted of participating in execution of Pskov paratroopers 19 years ago
Seven years ago, the defendant served time for an attack on Dagestan.
A resident of the Stavropol Territory, Shamil Kazbulatov, was sentenced to 16 years in a strict regime penal colony for participating in an armed attack on soldiers of the sixth company of the 104th regiment of the 76th Pskov Airborne Division, which took place 19 years ago. According to the investigation, the defendant shot the soldiers from a Kalashnikov assault rifle, the ICR reports.
“Kazbulatov, taking a position, made aimed shots at servicemen from a 5.45 mm caliber Kalashnikov assault rifle,” the agency clarifies.
As the investigation established, on February 29, 2000, Kazbulatov and other guerillas of Basayev and Khatab attacked the Pskov paratroopers in the mountains near the Chechen village of Ulus-Kert. The battle lasted until the morning of March 1, as a result of which 84 soldiers were killed and four were injured.
Earlier on the same episode, 13 participants in the battle were sentenced to long prison sentences. Kazubulatov was released in 2013, having served a sentence for participating in an attack as part of an armed group on Dagestan.
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