Checkpoint “Chermen”, which is located on the administrative border of Ingushetia and North Ossetia, it is necessary not only to maintain but also to strengthen. This was stated by the interior Minister of North Ossetia Mikhail Skokov, reports TASS.
So he responded to the proposal of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, to remove the checkpoints at the borders of the republics of the North Caucasus. “The post should be there until it is relevant. Moreover, it needs to grow, to become stronger,” said Skokov. “We are working with the staff to fulfill their tasks efficiently. Built scheme of control to prevent violations of the law”, — he added.
The proposal to abolish roadblocks Kadyrov announced in December 2018 after the constitutional court recognised the legitimacy of the establishment of the borders between Chechnya and Ingushetia. “People who want to commit crimes, not passing through the checkpoints. If we want to live in peace and brotherhood, the roadblocks we do not need”, — he said. Arguing in favor of this decision, Kadyrov explained that the residents of one state are forced to spend way more time on the passage of the posts.
Checkpoint on the Eastern outskirts of the village of Chermen of the Prigorodny district of North Ossetia at the border with Ingushetia existed since 1975, in the early 1990s, he received the Federal status. It is located at the convergence of four roads: one from Beslan, Nazran, the village of Maisky and the village of Chermen. PPC is run by the interior Ministry of Russia, there are serving members of the interior Ministry of North Ossetia.
The question of its closure is raised for the first time. In 2012, for the abolition of the CAT was made by Taymuraz Mamsurov, who at the time was head of the North Ossetia. “If you go bandits, they quietly always pass by any posts. Between Pyatigorsk and Kabarda took what? Unless something happened? Nothing happened,” he said. Mamsurov talked about the elimination of the checkpoint at the end of April, and in October there was an explosion. An explosive device detonated inside the car VAZ-2109, the driver brought the bomb when he checked documents. The explosion killed one policeman. Then, in the Ministry of interior is not considered a terrorist attack.
In addition to checkpoints at the administrative borders of the republics, there are natural barriers. In 1992, the aggravation of Ossetian-Ingush conflict (we are talking about the armed conflict with many victims, which failed to stop the introduction of Federal troops — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) the road between the villages of Sochi and Zilgi was divided moat. As reported by the “Caucasian knot”, there also exists a country road, through which you can go on the highway “Caucasus”.
Despite the presence of checkpoints in all the republics there are such roads on which only locals know, indicates “the Caucasus. Realities”. In 2004, one of them in Beslan were able to drive a group of militants who subsequently took over the school.
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