GROZNY, December 5. /TASS/. A criminal case for the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada deputies Yuri Beryoza, Andrei Levus and Igor Mosiychuk will be opened in Chechnya at the instruction of its President Ramzan Kadyrov.
“In connection with new circumstances I ordered to take exceptional measures for detention and delivery to Chechnya of these persons and the criminal Isa Munayev,” Kadyrov wrote on one of his pages in social networks. “It’s important now to probe into the role they might have played in the events in Grozny.”
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, December 4, a group of unidentified men moving on three cars attacked a road police checkpoint in Grozny. After that the militants penetrated the House of the Press where the editorial offices of local newspapers, Internet portals, and bureaus of federal media outlets are located.
They also seized a school building. Both buildings were sealed off by the police later on.
A total of fourteen policemen died in the course of the antiterrorist mop-up and ten militants were eliminated.
Pending Thursday’s sortie, two deputies of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada spoke out in favor of attempts to destabilize the situation in Russia and in some of the countries adjoining it.
One of the ultra-right radicals, Igor Mosiychuk of the Radical Party who commanded the notorious Azov punitive battalion in the much-troubled war-torn eastern regions of the country, said Ukraine should stimulate the events similar to the ones in Grozny across the North Caucasus and, on top of that, in Central Asia.
He said the Radical Party parliamentary grouping and he personally were busy organizing “a forum of the anti-Kremlin bloc of peoples”.
People’s Front deputy Yuri Beryoza, who commanded the Dnipro-1 punitive battalion made a bizarre claim that the territory of the Ukrainian state had spread as far as Grozny before the Russian revolution of 1917. The media quoted him as saying that “our brothers are getting out of Russia’s rules on our eastern borders.”
Beryoza is also known for saying publicly his culprits and he are ready to make incursions into Russia with the aid of combat reconnaissance teams and subversion groups. He believes this should be a prelude to the restoration of what the ultra-rightwing activists in Kiev call “the Ukrainian world”.
Andrei Levus, also of a People’s Front deputy known for his close connections with the Ukrainian Security Service chief Valentin Nalivaichenko, came up with a demand that the Russian authorities stop the antiterrorist operation in Grozny and begin ‘negotiations’ with the attackers.
Ramzan Kadyrov said these individuals supported the terrorists involved in the death of fourteen policemen in Grozny.
“These so-called deputies spoke out for assistance to terrorist sorties,” he wrote. “We’ve known in the past, too, that Ukrainian fascists and nationalists have been rendering financial or other aid to the remainders of terrorist groupings in the Caucasus.”
“Still, those who believe in a possibility of unpunished support for terrorism in North Caucasus are profoundly mistaken,” Kadyrov said. “Anyone who gives moral or material help /to the terrorists/ will be reached even deep in the underground or will be buried in the ground.”
He expressed his profound sorrow for the people of Ukraine and stated his personal attitude to the incumbent authorities in Kiev.
“Your so-called leaders don’t give a damn about your vital interests and don’t really view yourselves as people,” Kadyrov wrote. “They don’t even entrust certain jobs to you and invite ministers from abroad in a bid to please the U.S. and Europe.”
“Give these rulers the bum’s rush,” he said. “No other nation is close to you than the Russians and the Chechens, of course. Don’t let politicians outfox you. We must live together in peace and concord.”.