Two members of Basayev’s gang will go on trial for the attack on Pskov paratroopers

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The court will consider the criminal cases in respect of two participants in the attack on Pskov paratroopers committed in Chechnya in 2000. On Thursday, June 20, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR).

Najmudin Dudiyeva and Ibrahim Donahew are accused of committing crimes under part 2 of article 209 (“Participation in a gang”), article 279 (“Armed rebellion”) and articles 317 (“the Encroachment on life of military personnel”) of the criminal code.

According to the Agency, 29 February 2000, they are part of the armed group under the leadership of Shamil Basayev and Amir Ibn al-Khattab attacked the soldiers of the 6th company of 104th regiment of 76th Pskov division of airborne troops near the village of Ulus-Kert. The attack was carried out on three sides, with soldiers aiming to shoot from a Kalashnikov.

14 informed the participants of the clashes were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.

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 were killed, 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.

Shamil Basayev is a terrorist, one of the leaders of Chechen separatists and leaders of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, in whose government he held various high posts. Organized a number of high-profile terrorist attacks in Russia, including hostage-taking in Beslan and Dubrovka. Basayev was killed July 10, 2006 during a special operation in Ingushetia.

Amir Ibn al-Khattab — a mercenary, terrorist and Islamist militant commander originally from Saudi Arabia.

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