The end of Russia’s anti-terror operation in Chechnya is a great success for Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov and an indicator of stability in the republic, says Nadezhda Polshcha, an expert on the Caucasus.
Dubai police have accused a deputy of the Russian parliament of being behind the murder of the former Chechen Special Forces Commander Sulim Yamadayev, who was gunned down in the United Arab Emirates last week.
There are contradicting reports on the fate of Sulim Yamadayev, a former leading commander of a crack Russian anti-terrorist battalion in Chechnya, after an assassination attempt in Dubai, UAE on March 28.
A major road accident involving a army lorry and an armoured carrier has resulted in two people being killed and five more injured. The incident took place on Thursday in the Vedensky region of Chechnya, southern Russia.
The struggle against alcoholism and crime gets a new turn in Chechnya. Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov has signed a decree limiting the sale of alcohol in the republic to two hours a day – from 8am till 10 am.
One serviceman has been killed while two policemen hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a clash with about 30 militants in Chechnya’s Vedensky district. One militant has been reported killed, local police report.