Russia will be 'shaken' every week: political analyst Tsybulko on mass unrest in Russia
Political analyst Volodymyr Tsybulko believes that internal destabilisation processes will intensify in Russia
He expressed this opinion on the Espreso TV channel.
"It seems to me that the events that took place yesterday in Dagestan are a test episode. Now they are trying to 'shake' the regime in Russia from this side. A week ago, they tried to shake the same regime with the news of Putin's death. After this news, no one saw millions of tears in Russia," explained Tsybulko.
According to the political scientist, internal destabilisation processes will intensify in Russia.
"Now there is a feeling that Putin died long ago for the Russians themselves. Now they are trying to shake Russia into mass unrest, and the local security forces did almost nothing. Later, they carried out a mock sweep, but in principle, Russian security forces are not ready to go against the local population. That is, many test scenarios are being created to destabilise Russia from within. It seems to me that now the Russian Federation will be ‘shaken’ every week," he added.
Anti-Semitic actions at Makhachkala airport
The Russian edition Izvestia reports that protests against the plane with Israelis took place at the airport of the capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala.
It is noted that on the evening of 29 October, several thousand people shouted slogans in support of Palestine and held anti-Israeli posters.
Later, Russian news reported that protesters were trying to storm a Red Wings plane, which had probably arrived from Israel. The crowd climbed onto the wing of the plane to find passengers from Tel Aviv.
Instead, Russia's RBC reports that Russian aviation has announced the closure of the airport.
"In connection with the penetration of unknown persons in Makhachkala airport, a decision was made to temporarily close the airport for servicing flights for arrival and departure. The measures will remain in place until the situation is normalised. Law enforcement agencies are working at the scene," the statement said.
It is noted that the planes that were supposed to land in Makhachkala were redirected to alternate airfields. Later it became known that Makhachkala airport would tentatively resume operations on 31 October.
The Dagestan government said it was switching to a round-the-clock operation.
"The government of Dagestan has announced a round-the-clock mode of operation. The forces of all departments have been mobilised. We empathise with the people of Palestine in every way and understand the feelings of our citizens. But we must not spread panic. For centuries, Dagestanis have been balanced and fair-minded people," said the head of the Dagestan government.
In addition, the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, took control of the investigation into the mass riots in Dagestan.
Later, the Russian media outlet RIA Novosti reported, citing the Dagestan Ministry of Health, that there were injuries among police officers and civilians as a result of the riots at the airport.
As of the morning of 30 October, more than 20 people were reported injured. Two people are in extremely serious condition.
According to local police, more than 150 active participants in the riots have been identified, 60 of whom have been detained. A criminal case was opened under the article on mass riots.