Degtyarev said that he manages to calm down the protesters in Khabarovsk

Acting Governor of Khabarovsk Krai Mikhail Degtyarev said that the protesters in Khabarovsk after talking with him calm down, and in General the situation gives "cautious optimism".

Degtyarev said that already initiated a dialogue with the protesters. "I tell people: you have heard. Be patient until September 2021, will choose the Governor. Whom — time will tell. On Sunday I had a little chat with people on Lenin square and in the eyes of many saw understanding. I'm not worried on this account. Even the most aggressive towards me after talking calmed down, believe me. This inspires cautious optimism," - said the acting head of the region in interview to the newspaper "Kommersant".

He also said that the rallies "parasitic newcomers organized by provocateurs from Russia." "And in the city are foreign nationals from different countries. To suspect them in the organization, I will not, but they came here," said Degtyarev.

He expressed the hope that the police at the rallies will not provoke extreme actions.

The ex-the Governor of Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgala was detained on suspicion of involvement in organized crime groups and custom-made murders of businessmen in the 2000-ies. He is in custody in a Moscow jail Lefortovo. President Vladimir Putin removed him from his post in connection with loss of trust, and appointed held the post of Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Degtyarev, the acting head of the region. Unauthorized rallies in Khabarovsk in support Furgala held on July 11.