Arrested two members of the attack on Pskov paratroopers

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Photo: Max Vetrov / RIA Novosti

In a joint operation by the Russian investigative Committee and FSB in Chechnya detained two members of the gang Basaev—Khattab, who took an active part in the famous battle at the “height 776”, during which killed 84 Pskov paratroopers. About it “lente.ru” said Svetlana Petrenko, a spokesman for the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).

“November 28, in Chechnya, was detained and then taken into custody two previously unknown members of a gang of Basayev. This 43-year-old Najmudin Dudiyeva and 41-year-old Ibrahim Donchev. In the near future they will be charged under article “armed rebellion”, “participation in a gang” and “the encroachment on life of military servicemen”,” — said Petrenko.

She said that in a criminal case about this fight is condemned already 13 participants in the clashes, including a member of the UNA-UNSO (banned in Russia) Alexander Malofeyev, a citizen of Ukraine. Currently the court on two attackers.

May 1, 2000, after the fall of Grozny, during a retreat in a mountain-wooded area near the village of Ulus-Kert of the Shatoi district of the Chechen Republic, armed gangs attacked the 6th company of 104th regiment of the 76th Pskov airborne division. During the hours of combat 84 paratroopers died a heroic death, survived only four. For courage and heroism of 22 soldiers and officers were awarded the title Hero of Russia, and 21 — posthumously.

A gang of Basayev lost in this battle, more than 500 people.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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