To condemn Budanov means to spit into the face of Russian Army, while to justify him means to offend Chechens. Russian Army colonel Yury Budanov accused of murdering Chechen girl Elza Kungaeva has been acknowledged irresponsible and will be sent to compulsory medical treatment. Medical experts concluded colonel Budanov only partly realized the real danger of what he committed in March 2000. The commander of 160th Tank Regiment suspected the dweller of Tangi-Chu settlement of participation as a sniper in battle activities against Russian forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov