Governor of Krasnodar Territory, Alexander Tkachev said that the Cossacks will defend the rights of Russians in the Kuban. At the same time, the governor underlined that Stavropol Territory is no longer a “filter” between the Caucasus and Kuban, yuga.ru reports.
“The people who once created this region, conquered this fertile region with its hospitable traditions, including Cossacks, year after year are losing their position,” the governor said.
The governor expressed concern that the situation could soon lead to ethnic conflicts. At a meeting of the Krasnodar Ministry of Interior, Alexander Tkachev said that one of the main objectives of the Cossack patrols will be to monitor the migration processes in the region. “We now have to reconfirm our independence, our foundations and traditions. And the number of Caucasian peoples that have formed here, in proportion to the Russian people, Slavic people,” the head of the region said.
According to the decision of Tkachev of September 1, about a thousand Cossacks will participate in the activities of the law-enforcement bodies along with the police. From September 1 until the end of 2012 the financing of the Cossack police will reach 169 million rubles. Another 650 million rubles will be allocated for these purposes in 2013.