Ramzan Kadyrov: "If any [security officer], whether from Moscow or Stavropol, appears on your territory without your knowledge, shoot to kill."

posted 26 Apr 2015, 09:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Apr 2015, 09:22 ]
"I am officially stating, if any [security officer], whether from Moscow or Stavropol, appears on your territory without your knowledge, shoot to kill. They have to take us into account."

- Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Republic of Chechnya, speaking at a meeting on 21 April 2015 with law-enforcement officers in Chechnya's capital, Grozny.

Source: Russian Interior Ministry Slams Kadyrov’s 'Shoot-To-Kill' Remark, RFE/RL, 23 April 2015

RFE/RL reported: 'Footage from local channel Grozny TV shows Kadyrov saying: "I am officially stating, if any [security officer], whether from Moscow or Stavropol, appears on your territory without your knowledge, shoot to kill. They have to take us into account." The video has since been removed from the channel’s website.'

RFE/RL also reported that 'the Ministry [of Internal Affairs] said in an April 23 statement that it considers the comment "unacceptable for the leader of the Chechen Republic."

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