Protesters in Magas, October 7, 2018. Photo is provided to the Caucasian Knot by Yakub Gogiev

10 October 2018, 15:13

Ingush MPs disrupt new voting on border with Chechnya

12 MPs have registered to take part in the parliament session to reconsider the issue of the Chechen-Ingush border. Meanwhile, the quorum requires 17 MPs.

On September 26, Ramzan Kadyrov and Yunus-Bek Evkurov signed the agreement on securing the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia. Residents of Ingushetia took to mass actions in protest against the transfer of lands.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 4, out of 25, 17 MPs who attended the session of the parliament voted to ratify the agreement on securing the border with Chechnya, reported the authorities of Ingushetia. However, later, at a spontaneous rally in Magas, the MPs reported that out of 24 Ingush MPs, 15 voted against the ratification of the agreement. An attempt to organize the second voting on the other day, on October 5, failed because of the lack of the quorum.

Today, no extraordinary session of the Ingush National Assembly has taken place because of insufficient number of MPs. 12 MPs were registered before the parliament session, while the presence of 17 MPs was necessary to ensure a quorum, the "Interfax" reports.

The press service of the Ingush leader has confirmed that the parliament session did not take place, the TASS reports.

According to the agenda of the 43rd extraordinary session of the parliament, posted today on the website of the National Assembly of the Republic of Ingushetia, the MPs planned to consider the issue on the border with Chechnya.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 10, 2018 at 11:42 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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