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Kremlin Says It's Unaware of Kadyrov's 'Threatening' Video

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin does not follow Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's Instagram, and so is unable to comment on a controversial video featuring Russian opposition leaders in a sniper rifle scope, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the TASS news agency Monday.

“We will watch the video to see what this is all about,” Peskov said.

Earlier on Monday Kadyrov published a video overlaid with sniper rifle scope and depicting Russian opposition leaders.

Mikhail Kasyanov, leader of the PARNAS political party and former prime minister appeared in the video with Vladimir Kara-Murza, PARNAS deputy head and Mikhail Khodorkovsky's “Open Russia” project coordinator.

Kasyanov said in response that the video constitutes a direct threat against him and a lawsuit against Kadyrov may follow after a consultation with a lawyer.

“Putin has to stop this presumptuous bureaucrat and give a public assessment of his actions. Putin is personally responsible for his actions,” Kasyanov also said on his Facebook page.

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