Men detained after shootout in Krasnodar. Screenshot of Instagram post:

23 August 2019, 14:53

Law enforcers: natives of Chechnya and Dagestan detained after firing in Krasnodar

Five suspects involved in a shootout near the market in Krasnodar are detained in Sochi, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MA) reports today. In a video posted by law enforcers, the detainees said that they had arrived in the resort city on vacation.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at night on August 21, a conflict with involvement of several dozen people took place near the Vishnyakov marketplace in Krasnodar. A local resident, a native of Dagestan, was killed in a shootout.

Five suspects involved in the shootout are detained in Sochi, confirms today Alexander Runov, the head of the press service for the MIA's Chief Department for the Krasnodar Territory.

Today, a video fragment with a questioning of two detainees has been posted by the "Kuban News" on Instagram. The video shows two men who answer questions from a person behind the scene. When asked about the purpose of "arriving in the city of Sochi," one of the men answered: "To have a rest."

Let us remind you that, according to the law enforcement bodies, the shootout occurred as a result of a criminal fight, and not an ethnic conflict. In their turn, natives of Chechnya and Dagestan spoke about interethnic tension in Krasnodar.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 23, 2019 at 10:44 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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