Who is Lier: Kadirov or Yedelev?
Ramzan Kadirov, Russian puppet ringleader in Chechnya, and his sycophants allege that Chechnya is the most peaceful area in the North Caucasus. But, however, General Arkady Yedelev, Russia’s Deputy Interior Minister, stated military acts rose sharply in the area.
On January 15, the state-run Russian news agency RIA is quoted Russia’s Deputy Interior Minister, Arkady Yedelev’s words on the real situation in the North Caucasus.
General Arkady Yedelev accused Georgia as Chechen mujahedeens are being trained in neighboring Georgia to launch attacks in Chechnya and other nearby regions. To substantiate his statement General Yedelev cited official reports about an operation carried out by special services in Azerbaijan in July last year. During the operation Azerbaijani police forces killed one and detained two militants on Azerbaijan’s border with Georgia. The detainees, one Australian, the other Polish, testified they had been headed for Pankisi Gorge in Georgia for terrorist training and were supposed to move to Russia afterwards.
He noted that in 2009, the North Caucasus region saw a 19% increase in the number of mujahedeens attacks, including bombings and armed attacks, or 637 such kind of attacks. According to his report, 235 Russian Interior Ministry employees had died and that 686 were injured.
Interior Ministry figures state that there were 544 attacks of Chechen mujahedeens – of these, 437 were carried out in the Chechnya, 44 in Dagestan, and 41 in Ingushetia.
He also said that Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan are the most dangerous places of North Caucaus. Because these areas have been considered by mujahedeens as possible venues for attacks capable of destabilizing the situation in the North Caucasus and Russia in general.
Let’s remind you, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev also said that militants in the North Caucasus should be “eliminated, and this must be done systematically.”
Norbert Strade, a specialist on Chechnya and editor of Chechnya-sl, said “taking into account the usual gross understatement of own losses by the Russian propaganda, this already high number shows that the war isn’t over by any means”.