24 May 2018, 10:16
MIA denies data on poor living conditions for policemen in Volgograd
The information about poor conditions for deployment of policemen seconded on the eve of the FIFA World Cup to Volgograd is not true, reports the Department for the Volgograd Region of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) after checking a message posted in social networks.
On May 20, the group "Police Ombudsman" in social network "VKontakte" posted a message reporting that policemen mobilized in Volgograd before the FIFA World Cup lived in poor conditions.
"We live in an abandoned children's camp, where there were no water in a toilet for 3 days ... They do not let us out, despite the fact that we are local residents! And this is the way how we get our dinners during the period of service!" wrote an author of the message.
A video is attached to show how policemen are given their dry rations from a truck body. On the video, there are remarks that the food is cold and unfit for consumption. Meanwhile, the policemen eat directly on the street and complain about the conditions in which they have to take their meals.
On the other day, on May 21, the same group reported that the police chiefs reacted to the post in the social network, and "the living conditions did not change, but the author of the post was punished."
On May 23, the "Caucasian Knot" sent a request to the MIA's Department for the Volgograd Region with a request to comment on the resonant video and report how many policemen arrived in Volgograd to strengthen the personnel on the eve of the FIFA World Cup and also report about the conditions for their accommodation and meals.
In the evening on May 23, the website of the MIA's Department for the Volgograd Region posted a message stating that "the information published in the social network regarding the consolidated police detachment assigned to Volgograd does not reflect the reality."
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Author: Tatiana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent