It is still unclear if federal forces really managed to annihilate one of notorious Chechen commanders, Shamil Basayev’s brother Shirvani. It will be recalled, that yesterday the information about Shirvani Basayev death was represented by news agencies as “unconfirmed report”. A little bit latter RF President’s assistant Sergey Yastrzhembsky stated that as a result of special operation not only one of Basayevs was annihilated, but brigade general Tsigaroyev, too. The most interesting thing is that the details of the operation of annihilation are not reported. But there are a lot of conjectures. Besides, it is well known that Shivani Basayev, as well as many other militants leaders, “died” many times in the course of antiterrorist operations and rose from dead again. For the time being only servicemen possess information about Shirvani Basayev. But they do not want to impart news to anybody. As a result, preposterous situation arose: officials of Chechen administration know nothing about it. But they cite circumstantial evidence, indicating that Shirvani was really killed. His distant relatives in Vvedeno accept condolences, local inhabitants say.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sharply commented on the remarks from the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Germany