Mikhail Kreyndlin, one of the  "Greenpeace" activists, after being attacked. Photo: Greenpeace.org

09 September 2016, 22:52

MIA of Krasnodar Territory takes inquiry into attack on ecologists under control

The attack on the camp of the participants of the anti-fire expedition organized by the "Greenpeace" and the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch), committed in the Primorsko-Akhtarsk District of the Krasnodar Territory, is investigated within three criminal cases. Law enforcers have accepted victims' applications, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Territory has announced.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that two members of the above anti-fire expedition were injured after the attack of armed persons. Activists reported that on September 8 Cossacks tried to disrupt their expedition to the Beysug flood plain and the Akhtaro-Grivenskaya group of estuaries in the Kuban River delta.

The inquiry of the attack is under control of the Territorial MIA, says its website. Criminal cases have been initiated on a theft, a threat of murder and an intentional infliction of light health damage.

Earlier, the "EcoWatch" stated a possible involvement in the attack of FSB agents, officials from territorial administration, Primorsko-Akhtarsk Cossack Society and the Beysug spawning and nursery farm.

Also, the "Green Alternative" Movement and the "Green" Party have appealed to Vladimir Putin asking him to supervise the inquiry into the incident at the federal level.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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