Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov. Photo http://www.ingushetia.ru/news/v_magase_sostoyalas_vstrecha_yunus_beka_evkurova_i_ramzana_kadyrova/

03 October 2018, 13:40

Activists tell about the relevance for Ingushetia of lands transferred to Chechnya

People live and there are graves of Ingush ancestors in the lands handed over to Chechnya within the framework of the agreement on fixing borders. The border re-delineation will affect the residents of the mountainous part of Ingushetia, in particular, Dattykh villagers, said Sarazhdin Sultygov, the co-chairman of the "Mekhk Kkhel" movement. There are many monuments of historical and cultural heritage on these lands, said Ruslan Mutsolgov, the chairman of the regional branch of the "Yabloko" Party.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 1, residents of Ingushetia, protesting against changing of the Chechen-Ingush border, held mass motor rallies. On October 2, law enforcers searched the houses of Ruslan Mutsolgov and some other activists.

On September 26, Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov signed an agreement on fixing the Chechen-Ingush border. In parallel, residents of Ingushetia organized protests in the cities of Sunzha and Magas; some participants thereof were detained.

Ruslan Mutsolgov believes that people with different viewpoints have united against the land transfer.

Mr Sultygov believes that regardless of political views, the territorial issue has united Ingushes. He received hundreds of appeals in connection with the agreement.

According to his story, these territories are important from an economic viewpoint: there are hayfields, arable lands and oil deposits there.

He has added that any interethnic confrontation is out of question; Ingushes have no conflicts with Chechens.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 3, 2018 at 04:34 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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