Mass Passport Controls Return in Chechnya
Local sources in the Russian occupied Chechen Republic of Ichkeria have reported that the armed bandits from the pro-Moscow regime have ramped up security measures with extensive passport checks ahead of the New Year’s holidays as they fear a repeat of the Decembre 4 attack by the Chechen National Liberation Movement.
Residents of the Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny, the Chechen capital, told that the checks began with the arrival of dozens of Kadyrovites’ cars on Wednesday evening.
“The cars were full of Kadyrovites, most of them in plain clothes, but all of them armed. They walked along the street, stopping in all the courtyards. We haven’t had checks like that in a very long time,” said one resident who requested anonymity.
“They had a list with addresses and names. They weren’t interested in the locals, they were asking whether any strangers had arrived,” another resident told.
“Everyone just keeps saying lately that members of the Chechen National Liberation Movement might come to Grozny again for New Year’s,” a Grozny resident identified only as Seda told. “A lot of my acquaintances have decided not to go out on New Year’s night,” she added.