On Tuesday evening, Yakovlev visited Ingushetia's new capital, Magas, to see how investigations are proceeding into an attempt on the life of the republic's president, Murat Zyazikov, and to express his support for him.
"Neither the Ingush people, nor the republic's leadership are panicking, or will ever panic and get intimidated," said Yakovlev.
Describing his meeting in Zyazikov's home, Yakovlev remarked: "I am at least glad that the president looks fairly well." The envoy also expressed gratitude to people who supported Zyazikov.
According to Yakovlev, it is already clear that the process of rehabilitation is in full swing on the republic's territory.
"What has happened precisely indicates that some of the people cannot stomach positive changes in the republic, which got under way as Zyazikov assumed leadership," the envoy noted.
On Tuesday morning, while the president's motorcade was proceeding along its route, a bomb car detonated near it together with criminals or a criminal (which is yet to be established by investigators), with the blast being so powerful that no remains were left. The explosion left six people injured. Zyazikov received minimal wounds.