Law enforcers carried out a special operation to release hostages in Avtury village (Nozhai-Yurt district, Chechnya), a spokesman for the regional operative staff for the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus told RIA Novosti.
"Militants attacked the village on July 12-13 and took some hostages to demand ransom from their families," RIA Novosti's interlocutor said.
"According to the released hostages, Magomet-Emin Bagiyev is the militants' leader," he added.
The names of the hostages are not disclosed in the interest of investigation, he said.
Moreover, warlord Vakha Umatov met with other warlords and they condemned a certain Nazirov, emir of the Nadterechny district, to death," the spokesman reported.
In his words, the militants accused the emir of misappropriating the money meant for terrorist acts.
The search and investigation are underway, he noted.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part