29 Mar 2019 13:30

Situation in Ingushetia requires attention - Peskov

MOSCOW. March 29 (Interfax) - The situation in Ingushetia arising from incidents, which occurred during public actions, requires attention, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press on Friday.

"Of course, it requires attention," Peskov said in response to a question about the Kremlin's opinion on the situation in Ingushetia.

"We are closely monitoring the situation in the republic," he said.

As to whether the Kremlin sees a connection between violence against police officers and the protests in Ingushetia, Peskov said, "There are no grounds for that so far."

"We are receiving relevant information and closely monitoring developments in the republic," he said.

"This is an isolated incident, which law enforcement agencies are dealing with. This is not an area for the Kremlin, either," Peskov said.

A protest against the law "On Referendums in the Republic of Ingushetia" took place in the republic's capital on March 26. It started as an authorized event but overstepped its boundaries. The protesters left only on the morning of the next day, whilst the rally was supposed to end at 6 p.m. They clashed with police several hours before leaving the square in Magas. Chairs and sticks were thrown at Russian Guard officers, but there were neither casualties nor detainees.