Russian officials gave a warning to Canada after saving gay Chechens

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A Russian official has said that the country will launch a probe into Canada after the country saved more than 30 LGBT people of Chechnya. Kirill Kalinin, a spokesperson for the Russian embassy in Ottawa said that the country will face “consequences” after it allegedly secretly helped the group of people flee. Russian officials demand investigation and proofs. He made the comments to the Globe and Mail but declined to comment further on the basis that there is no official statement from the Canadian side. The rescue mission was carried out by LGBT+ charity, Rainbow Railroad earlier this month. The charity worked in close contact with Canada to arrange emergency visas and travel for those who escaped Chechnya. The organisation’s Director Kimahli Powell travelled to Chechnya to greet the refugees while arrangements were made.

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