A police officer. Photo: Maxim Tishin / Yugopolis

09 January 2019, 20:10

MIA to check video about mandarin oranges for Ingush law enforcers

The check was initiated in connection with complaints from Ingush policemen who claimed they had got a box of mandarin oranges for 52 people as New Year's gifts, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported with specifying that the fruits comprised a part of the policemen's ration. Users of social networks believe that authors of the video will be dismissed from the police.

On January 8, the "FortangaORG" and "Chechnya" Telegram channels and social networks disseminated a message reporting that law enforcers complained about a box of mandarin oranges given to 52 people as New Year's gifts.

The video shows a man in camouflage uniform who says that an armed group of law enforcers from Ingushetia took two cars to travel 130 kilometres to a base in Khankala in order to get New Year's gifts for the Magas police detachment. Meanwhile, the policeman mentions the MIA not in a positive way.

Facebook user Valentin Kharlamov drew attention to the statement of the policeman who said they were armed when they were travelling to take New Year's gifts. "Is nobody shocked by the fact that in a peaceful country, two heavily armed crews are still needed to travel 130 km across a Caucasian republic?" the Facebook user notes.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 9, 2019 at 03:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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