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Sergei Mitrokhin: Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachyov much be charged with negligence in the case of a flood in Krymsk resulting in many victims

Press Release

November 27, 2012

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin said that not only officials from district and city governments, but also officials from the Krasnodar Territory Administration and Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachyov much be charged with negligence in the case of a flood in Krymsk resulting in many victims.

I am satisfied with the fact that a charge was brought against the local authorities, but this is not enough. We have convincingly shown that the regional authorities have failed to implement their duties, however, none of the officials incurred the responsibility. Why Governor Tkachyov guilty of criminal negligence should remain in his post for another five years endangering the population of his territory? Mitrokhin said.

Today the investigators have brought charges in negligence resulting in the deaths of people during the flood in Krymsk to four officials: B. Krutko, former head of the Krymsk district, B. Ulanovsky, former Mayor of Krymsk, I.Ryabchenko, former head of the town Nizhnebakansky and V/Zhdanov, acting head of the department for prevention of emergencies in th Krymsk district.

Immediately after the flood YABLOKOs experts analysed the regulatory legal acts related to the prevention of emergency situations in the Krasnodar Territory, and came to the conclusion that the regional authorities had failed to fulfill the duties assigned to them by law.

In particular, Governor Tkachyov did not delegate the control over implementation of his own order "On the system of alerting and informing the public about the emergencies" to any of his deputies. The order was issued in 2005, and the control over its implementation was entrusted to A. Ivanov, however, there has been no such a Deputy Governor with such a name for a long time.

In addition, for seven years the regional authorities allotted no funding for creation of the system of alerting citizens about emergencies. Financing "of measures for protection of population s from emergency situations is carried out from the regional budget. However, the official document (of 2005) containing the list of such measures simply did not envisage creation of an alerting system. However, every year the Order was amended and its action was prolonged.

See also:

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin: Governor Tkachoyv should be among those suspected in negligence inflicting deaths of people in the flood in South Russia. Press Release, July 22, 2012

Three villages in the Krymsk District were flooded due to uncontrolled activities of the Private Hunters Club. Press Relese, July 19, 2012

Mitrokhin demands from Public Prosecutor General to bring to justice the officials responsible for flooding of three villages of the Krymsk district. Press Relese, July 16, 2012

Yugeny Vitishko: We are working 24 hours a day. We have made bunks and sleep in turn. Yugeny Vitishko about the Aid Centre in Krymsk. Special for the YABLOKO web-site. July 10, 2012

YABLOKOs Aid Centre for the victims of the flood in the southern Russia keeps working in Krymsk. Press Release, July 10, 2012.

Flood victims left without help in Krymsk held a spontaneous rally. Press Relese, July 9, 2011

YABLOKO leader arrived in Krymsk with a truck of humanitarian aid. Press Release, July 9, 2012.

Criminal negligence of officials led to deaths of people in the Krimskiy district, the Krasnodar Area
Statement by YABLOKO Chairman. July 7, 2012.

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