In Bagdad two more Russians
are killed Were lost Vyacheslav Ovsyannikov and Victor Dynkin. Are wounded: CHuvashev, Korenkov, Chernetsky, Verbilov, Trifonov and Stuzhuk. Two from them are in a grave condition and are not transportable yet.
the Attack has occurred in southern suburb of Bagdad near to thermal power station “ Dora “. The Russian company transported here last group of the employees of 17 persons which should live under the strengthened protection on this object. According to eyewitnesses, at entrance on territory “ Dory “ the bus with Russians has been fired from the automatic weapon. All it occurred in the face of local policemen. After incident all attacking have disappeared on cars.
the Official representative Alexander Jakovenko in this connection has declared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: “ Now to the Russian experts there is a medical aid in the Baghdad hospital “ JArmuk “. The embassy of the Russian Federation together with competent Iraq bodies finds out all aspects happened “. Thus he has underlined that “ the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia repeatedly warned, including Joint-Stock Company management “ Interenergoservis “ that the situation in Iraq is characterised by extreme instability from - for inability of the coalition authorities to provide due security and that abiding in this country in present conditions is interfaced to the most serious risks “.
In the Russian diplomatic mission in Bagdad to the correspondent have informed that all work of embassy is directed on finding-out of details of tragedy with our experts. “ the embassy is bodily connected to work, all circumstances happened now are found out, to the place of incident the consul has left.
The embassy works in a normal mode, security of all employees is provided “ - the diplomat on duty has declared.
the Chief executive of the company “ Interenergoservis “ Alexander Rybinsky has informed that the decision on full evacuation of 240 employees which work on four objects in Iraq is accepted. This information was confirmed also with the head of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of the Russian Federation Sergey Shojgu.
In turn the high-ranking employee of the Russian foreign policy department has informed: “ the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in case of need together with the Ministry of Emergency Measures will promote carrying out of evacuation actions from Iraq “. Thus he has underlined that “ the Russian companies working in Iraq should accept the decision on evacuation, - anybody cannot force them “.
we Will remind that on May, 10th, in suburb of Bagdad the car in which there were three employees of the company “ Interenergoservis “ has been fired by unknown persons. As a result one citizen of the Russian Federation - Alexey Konorev - was lost. Two others - Alexander Gordienko and Andrey Meshcherjakov - have been grasped in hostages. Responsibility for capture of Russians was incurred by earlier unknown grouping “ Army of a victory community “. Hostages managed to be released on May, 17th.
After that 109 Russian experts working in Iraq, on May, 18th have left Bagdad and have returned to Moscow. Among come back was and Alexander Gordienko released from hostages. Andrey Meshcherjakov and more more than two hundred employees “ Interenergoservisa “ remained in Iraq.
“ Interenergoservis “ works in Iraq under four contracts which sum makes about 30 million dollars.
the Iraq authorities after incident with capture of hostages have assured the Russian side that all measures will be taken for safety of Russians. These measures as it is found out, insufficiently.
Representatives of the Russian firm have already declared: “ the Company management considers that someone is interested in, that “ Interenergoservis “ Has left from the Iraq labour market and technologies “. Indirectly it proves to be true also last tragical incident: it is difficult to believe, as if the attacking did not know that on power station employees of the Russian company work only.
Meanwhile at office “ Interenergoservisa “ have refused to answer questions on degree of responsibility of the company for new a victim among Russians. The chief executive of the company Alexander Rybinsky has referred on “ absence of time for conversation in connection with latest developments “. Obscure there was also a question on the provided sizes of indemnifications victim who should be provided in contracts for such cases. Because “ it is on a continuous communication with representation in Iraq, and extreme congestion “ Rybinsk has promised to give detailed comments today.
There is one more problem about which to us the colleagues who have come back from Iraq from television have told. The matter is that in Bagdad are very much “ not considered “ Russians: businessmen, stringerov, arrived to Iraq through Jordan or Turkey. On the account in our embassy they have not risen. And how much they now in the country that occur to them, nobody knows.