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In Ukraine, they reported the privilege of “Akhmatova” during the exchange of prisoners
Politics
In Ukraine, they reported the privilege of “Akhmatova” during the exchange of prisoners
12 July 2024

Several “Kadyrovites” were recently captured by Ukrainian military personnel. Representatives of the Akhmat unit immediately contacted the Ukrainian authorities and demanded the immediate return of their fighters, warning that otherwise further exchanges of prisoners of war would be stopped. This was reported by the unified center for receiving requests for surrender “I want to live.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release the arrested press representatives
Human rights
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release the arrested press representatives
12 July 2024

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in New York condemned the extension of arrest terms for journalists in Azerbaijan. They are unfoundedly accused of currency smuggling in connection with the alleged receipt of funding from Western donors.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the “creeping penetration” of NATO members into the South Caucasus
Politics
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the “creeping penetration” of NATO members into the South Caucasus
12 July 2024

The appearance of Canadian representatives in the EU mission in Armenia de facto means creeping penetration of NATO into the South Caucasus. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Galuzin.

After the hostage-taking in the Rostov pre-trial detention center, the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the region was fired
Society
After the hostage-taking in the Rostov pre-trial detention center, the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the region was fired
12 July 2024

After the hostage taking in the Rostov pre-trial detention center, the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Rostov Region, Dmitry Bezrukikh, and his first deputy, Vasily Gordeev, resigned. In total, four employees of the department were fired, and 16 were brought to disciplinary action.

Swiss authorities denied political asylum to a refugee from Chechnya
Human rights
Swiss authorities denied political asylum to a refugee from Chechnya
11 July 2024

A Swiss court has repeatedly refused to grant political asylum to Ali Batayev, a native of Chechnya. He faces deportation to the Russian Federation, where he may be subjected to torture.

In France, a native of Chechnya was released from a deportation center
Human rights
In France, a native of Chechnya was released from a deportation center
11 July 2024

The French authorities released Sheikh-Akhmed Musaitov, a native of Chechnya, from the deportation center. At the same time, he must register with the police and is still threatened with deportation to the Russian Federation, where he may be subject to persecution. The man appealed the deportation decision.

The sentence of human rights activist Oleg Orlov was upheld
Human rights
The sentence of human rights activist Oleg Orlov was upheld
11 July 2024

The Moscow City Court approved the appeal sentence for the co-founder of the Memorial human rights center Oleg Orlov: 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment in a general regime colony under the article on “repeated discrediting” of the army.

Georgian Prime Minister disappointed by US and EU decisions to reduce cooperation
Politics
Georgian Prime Minister disappointed by US and EU decisions to reduce cooperation
11 July 2024

The decision by the US and EU to suspend defense exercises and funding is regrettable by the Georgian authorities because it does not meet their expectations. This was stated by Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze at a government meeting.

The Russian Federation again expressed regret about Armenia’s rapprochement with NATO
Politics
The Russian Federation again expressed regret about Armenia’s rapprochement with NATO
11 July 2024

The Russian Federation regrets Armenia's participation in the NATO summit in Washington. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Galuzin. According to him, with such actions Yerevan, which still remains a member of the CSTO, risks seriously destabilizing the situation in the South Caucasus to the detriment of its own security.

The arrest of an athlete from Chechnya, accused of justifying terrorism, has been extended
Human rights
The arrest of an athlete from Chechnya, accused of justifying terrorism, has been extended
11 July 2024

A court in Moscow extended the arrest term of MMA fighter from Chechnya Ilyas Yakubov by two months. He is accused of publicly justifying terrorism.