Interfax: More "security forces" sent to Kabardino-Balkaria to stabilize situation
- More security forces sent to Kabardino-Balkaria to stabilize situation
NALCHIK. Feb 1 (Interfax) - More security forces have been sent to the
Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria to help stabilize
the situation there, Kabardian-Balkarian President Arsen Kanokov said at
a press conference on Tuesday.
"Additional forces numbering about 150 people have been sent for three
months. We will see how efficient this is and, if need be, will make a
decision," Kanokov said.
The additional troops have been deployed in Nalchik and in the Elbrus,
Baksan, and Chegem districts, he said.
"I would like the people living in Kabardino-Balkaria to have no doubts
that we will do all we can to reverse the situation," Kanokov said.
"The earth will be burning under [the militants'] feet," he said.
Kanokov also said self-defense units will be set up in various
communities of Kabardino-Balkaria. "These should not be voluntary police
helpers. There are other forms like extra-departmental guards or
athletes. These should be people who will get paid and will be able to
ensure security," Kanokov said.