|Russia's Muslim Governors|
Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov (right) with Ingushetia's Yunus-Bek Yevkurov.
The Russians are not Pussies
(RT News) - The head of the Russian republic of Ingushetia told reporters a public debate would be unnecessary if special services were simply allowed to kill terrorists on the spot.
“Upper house MPs propose canceling the moratorium on the death penalty for terrorists. I think we won’t have to do this once we give special services the right to search and neutralize terrorists, who threaten the lives and safety of our citizens, the property and infrastructure of our country, wherever these terrorists are found,” Yunus-Bek Yevkurov wrote on his Instagram page. “All terrorists must fall under the ‘take no prisoners’ rule,” he added.
The comment came after deputy chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, Frants Klintsevich, proposed that senators bring back the death penalty in Russia because of the increased terrorism threat. New challenges have arisen since Russia started its operation against Islamic State in Syria.
Earlier this month, lower house MPs said Russia should cancel the moratorium on the death penalty after the Federal Security Service confirmed the deadliest air crash in modern Russian history – the downing of the A231 jet in Sinai – was caused by a bomb blast.
|The states of southern Russia|
Muslim Russian Governor Yunus-bek Yevkurov in his days as a soldier.kk
Yevkurov has had various positions of command within the Russian Airborne Troops and has participated in counterterrorist operations in the North Caucasus. During the course of the Second Chechen War in 2000, he was in command of the 217th Guards Airborne Regiment.
While on a reconnaissance mission, Yevkurov's team discovered a house where a group of captured Russian soldiers was held. Having neutralized the guards and infiltrated the building, the team was surrounded by Chechen reinforcements, resulting in armed combat. The Russian troops were able to break through the encirclement while Yevkurov was providing cover for the evacuation of the wounded. He personally carried a soldier to safety despite sustaining an injury himself. Twelve imprisoned soldiers were rescued. On 13 April 2000, Yevkurov, for his courage, was presented with the Hero of Russia award, the country's highest title of honor. Read More . . .