Mikhail Kukabaka: Who and what will investigate in the country of lawlessness?
Mikhail Kukabaka, the famous Belarusian dissident living in Moscow, shared with the human rights defenders of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” his views on the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
Mikhail Kukabaka says President Putin is to blame for the crime, who, in his opinion, wished to get rid of the “talented critic of the regime”. “They created around him an enemy background to camouflage the planned assassination. Threats from unknown persons on the Internet, insulting slogans from pseudo-public organizations, defamation in the press. All this was intended to create the public opinion about numerous enemies that Nemtsov allegedly had,” says he, expressing disbelief that the assassination will be effectively investigated.
“It sounds trivial. Murdered...murdered... murdered. How many times has the word been repeated in the country over the last 16 years? And never in modern Russia have they found the contractors of high-profile murders... Who and what will search and investigate in the country where there is no law?!” says Mikhail Kukabaka.
In his opinion, an effective weapon against the lawlessness of the Russian president, “who has subdued everyone”, can now be “a ban on entry to the EU and the United States not only for Putin, but for all his officials and deputies at all levels. And, of course, the greatest possible economic sanctions, including disabling the Kremlin from the international banking system (SWIFT). We also need an unlimited supply of weapons for Ukraine for proper resistance to the aggressor.”
On March 1, the Belarusian dissident together with tens of thousands of concerned people came to the funeral march in memory of Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow.