EU urges Kremlin to react to Kadyrov's threats toward Russian opposition

16:20, 02 February 2016
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Observing the latest communications from Chechen President Kadyrov in Instagram, EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said that he was appalled by such disgusting unveiled murder threats, and expressed his hope for the Russian authorities and law enforcement bodies to react immediately, the EU Delegation to Russia reported in a statement.


EU Ambassador to Russia Usackas considers that the recent statements by Kadyrov towards the Russian political opposition and civil society are unacceptable in the democratic state, as noted in the statement issued following a telephone conversation between Ambassador Usackas and Russian opposition leader Kasyanov.

Read alsoPutin as assured in Kadyrov’s loyalty as never before: StratforAs UNIAN reported earlier, on February 1, Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov published in his Instagram a video, which showed leader of the Parnas opposition party Mikhail Kasyanov. In this video, a filter was used, showing an image "through a sniper's crosshairs."

Leaders of the Parnas opposition party Mikhail Kasyanov and Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. said the video was an "incitement to murder."

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