Authorized under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova wrote an official appeal to the Prosecutor of the Pskov region in connection with the tragedy in the village of Strugi-Krasnyye, where armed 15-year-old boy and a girl are barricaded in a private home, fired at police car, and then committed suicide.

The Ombudsman asked the Pskov Prosecutor to give a legal assessment of the work of bodies of system of prevention of offences, as well as to establish the circumstances that contributed to the tragic accident. Kuznetsov also said the need to check whether in the negotiations the participation of psychologists or psychiatrists, which should be present in such situations, reports the press service of the Ombudsman.

“In this case, it is too early to put an end. We want to answer the question of the lapse in coordination in the region, why the negotiations did not involve psychologists and child life specialists? Why teenagers are not communicated through all available channels of communication?” asked Kuznetsov.

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According to her, Pskov tragedy showed that today in Russia it is necessary to clarify the mechanism of reaction in such cases. “If we are talking about the incident with the participation of children (especially when attempting to commit suicide), it is necessary to involve child psychologists, able to negotiate, including through social networks, to use all possibilities to save children’s lives”, – said the Ombudsman.

Kuznetsov added that in the near future is going to discuss this issue with the leadership of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia. “The issue of suicide prevention needs to be worked through systematically at the interagency level with the involvement of parents who need to explain how to confront new threats and what to look for in the behavior of children. Acute problem of psychological assistance to children, as the rise of mental disorders in minors,” she said.

On 15 November the Prosecutor’s office of the Pskov region recognized lawful the actions of Regardie the storming of the house in the village of Strugi-Krasnyye, where barricaded armed 15-year-old boy and a girl, fired on a police car. “The actions of the SWAT unit of the Department of Regardie in the Pskov region to curb criminal attacks teenagers are legitimate,” – said the Minister.

The Pskov Prosecutor’s office checks on the fact of inadequate execution by employees of Strugo-Krasnenskiy, Pskov and police duties related to the conduct of inspections of storage of firearms.

According to the official version, in the village of Strugi-Krasnyye teen girl barricaded in one of the houses and opened fire on the guards; then when the house was surrounded by SWAT officers, the young man killed his girlfriend and shot himself.

Acting as official representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko said earlier that investigators had received confirmation of suicide pupils. “The complex initial investigation allows the investigators to conclude that once the Teens have stopped communicating, a 15-year-old man shot his friend and then committed suicide,” she explained.

The Ministry said that was a planned special operation in which special forces officers entered the house and found the bodies of teenagers with gunshot wounds. During the inspection of the scene and the surrounding area was seized firearms and ammunition.

The Ombudsman Kuznetsova protested the lack of psychologists during the negotiations with the dead in the Pskov region teenagers 17.11.2016

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