The Kremlin will ask the Interior Ministry to deal with the beating of environmental activist Roman Gerasimov, who opposes the construction of a landfill in the Sosnovsky district of the Tambov region. This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on July 2.
“We’ve really seen these messages. And of course we mean to contact our colleagues in the Ministry of Internal Affairs to find out what really happened there, ”he said.
Peskov noted that “this happened more than once,” but all these are isolated cases, and “it is not worthwhile to build them up into a system.” Each incident is investigated, a Kremlin spokesman added.
On July 1, a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Tambov region said “RIA News”That the regional police are investigating the circumstances of the attack on the activist who recorded a video for a direct line with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On July 1, three unidentified men attacked a man at a house in the village of Berezovka. Together with other residents of the Degtyansky village council, he filmed a video with a request to prevent the construction of a landfill.