The Kremlin does not see the need and opportunity to deal with the accusations against the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in response to journalists’ questions about the situation with the family of judge Saidi Yangulbaev, whose wife Zarema Musaeva was kidnapped in Nizhny Novgorod.
“There are certain accusations against Kadyrov that are voiced from abroad,” declared Peskov to journalists. “But the Kremlin has no way of dealing with this. (…) There is no need for the Kremlin to watch this. If these citizens of the Russian Federation have concerns related to their safety, then they should at least contact law enforcement agencies. Statements voiced from abroad cannot be a reason for the Kremlin to take any action, especially since someone is making (accusations) against Ramzan Kadyrov. A statement in the media does not equal an appeal to law enforcement agencies. This must be clearly understood.”
Earlier, Novaya Gazeta demanded that the Investigative Committee initiate a criminal case against Kadyrov. The statement addressed to the head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, was written after Kadyrov called Novaya Gazeta journalist Elena Milashina and Igor Kalyapin, a member of the presidential Human Rights Council, terrorists.
The editorial board of the publication asks to open a criminal case against Kadyrov under the article on inciting hatred or enmity (clause “a”, part 2 of article 282 of the Criminal Code).
“Kadyrov declares his methods of fighting terrorists and his future plans, namely: “We have always destroyed terrorists and their accomplices, between whom there is no difference, and we will continue to do so with them. We cleared our land of them and now we are fighting them mercilessly, wherever they are,” Novaya Gazeta said in a statement.
We are talking about Kadyrov’s post dated January 24, in which the head of Chechnya wrote about Kalyapin and Milashina against the background of the situation with the kidnapping of the wife of federal judge Saydi Yangulbaev Zarema Musaeva.
In his Telegram channel, he urged “destroy the terrorists”. So he commented kidnapping the wife of a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Chechnya, Saidi Yangulbaev, and the mother of the former lawyer of the Committee against Torture, Abubakar Yangulbaev, Zarema Musaeva. The police and FSB officers of Nizhny Novgorod did not respond in any way to the requests of Musayeva’s relatives for help and to the allegations of abduction. In the Kremlin declaredwho are not aware of the details of the abduction and prefer not to believe it.
Later Dmitry Peskov declaredthat Kadyrov’s statements about terrorists are his “personal opinion”.