The head of Bashkiria has suspended development on Mount Kushtau

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Work on Mount Kushtau by the Bashkir Council will be suspended until a compromise is found, the head of Bashkiria, Radiy Khabirov, told protesters against the development of the shihan.

“Nobody will come to shihan Kushtau, no work will be carried out until we find a compromise solution,” the press service of the regional government quotes him.

Khabirov called on everyone to stop and sit down at the negotiating table to sort out the situation.

On the eve of 22 activists who oppose the development of limestone on Mount Kushtau in Bashkiria, were detained by law enforcement officers.

According to the head of the Greenpeace program for specially protected areas, Mikhail Kreindlin, the situation worsened after the employees of the private security company, with the support of riot police, began to disperse the camp of activists on Mount Kushtau.

Earlier on Saturday, it became known about clashes between eco-activists and employees of the private security company on Mount Kushtau. They opposed the development of the mountain by the Bashkir Soda Company. Several dozen people are on duty in the camp on a permanent basis, there are women and children.

A year ago, the Bashkir Raw Materials Company received a license to develop the shihan for a period of 20 years. Public figures and scientists asked the head of the republic, Radiy Khabirov, to cancel the decision, but he said that it is impossible to stop strategic production and leave thousands of employees unemployed.

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