16 July 2020, 17:25

US intelligence data used against Kadyrov's critics in Europe

Russia has used the agreement on exchange of intelligence information with the USA to search for residents of Chechnya who fled from the republic to Europe, sources in European security and intelligence structures have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, accused the Western special services of organizing the murders of bloggers Mamikhan Umarov and Imran Aliev in order to blame these services for these crimes. The press secretary of the Russian president found it illogical to link the deaths of Kadyrov's critics with the head of Chechnya.

On July 4, Mamikhan Umarov, a Chechen native, known for his harsh criticism of Kadyrov on the YouTube, was shot dead in Vienna, the Austrian capital. Umarov replenished the list of Kadyrov's critics killed outside Chechnya.

The intensification of intelligence exchange between Russia and the USA occurred during the presidency of Donald Trump, who thus hoped to improve relations with Russia, the Business Insider writes. According to the sources of this edition, most of the information received from Russia was "veiled requests for information" about the whereabouts of Chechen residents, who had fled the republic in search of political asylum after criticizing the republic's authorities.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 16, 2020 at 01:09 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

All news

August 09, 2020 11:08

August 09, 2020 10:55

  • Native of Chechnya detained for attacking MIA employee in Saint Petersburg

    A native of Chechnya, known for his public apologies for shooting near the police building in Saint Petersburg, was detained after using force against a female employee of the migration service. The incident occurred amid the demonstrative return by law enforcers of hundreds of young people convicted of offenses to Chechnya.

August 09, 2020 10:43

  • Kadyrov's annual income of almost 148 million surprises social network users

    According to the declaration he filed, in 2019, the income of the head of Chechnya made 147.9 million roubles, almost 20 times higher than the income for 2018. Kadyrov's wife, according to her declaration, increased her income 40 times over the year. Instagram users question the sources of the rapid income growth of Ramzan Kadyrov and his family.

August 08, 2020 19:21

August 08, 2020 19:03

  • Azerbaijan claims shelling of three border villages

    The positions of the Azerbaijani Army stationed in the villages on the border with Armenia and in the Karabakh conflict zone were shelled for 35 times during the last 24 hours, including from large-calibre machine guns, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today.

News archive