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Kadyrov: there will be no mobilization in Chechnya
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov said that mobilization would not be carried out in the republic. According to him, this is because during the war in Ukraine, Chechnya "exceeded the mobilization quota”.
According to Kadyrov, 20,000 people from Chechnya took part in hostilities during the war. Thus, the republic exceeded the "plan" by 254%, he said.
At the same time, according to Kadyrov, the relatives of the women who tried to hold an anti-war rally in Grozny earlier have already been …
Kadyrov: Russia should annex Ukraine
If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to pursue an anti-Russian policy, Russia will have to annex Ukraine, said Chechen leader Ramzan Kadirov.
"Ukrainians are our people, this is our territory. This is my opinion," Kadyrov said at a press conference in Grozny.
He also said that he himself "would have solved the Ukrainian 'issue' a long time ago, but a corresponding instruction is needed."
"Either I would have annexed the Chechen Republic to Ukraine, or I would have taken it …
Kadyrov is given rank of Major General by Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov military rank of Major General.
Kadyrov wrote on his VKontakte page that Putin himself read out the decree by phone and congratulated him on the new rank.
"Yesterday, I had the honor to accept congratulations on the military rank of Major General personally from the President of Russia, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Vladimir Putin," Kadyrov wrote.
The head of Chechnya reminded that he is Putin's "faithful infantryman" and is …
U.S. puts head of Chechnya Kadyrov on sanctions list
The U.S. State Department has put the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sanctions list for "gross human rights violations," stated the U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Restrictions on Kadyrov are imposed under section 7031 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020.
Under this provision, the U.S. Department of State must prohibit entry to a foreign civil servant if there is credible information that he was directly or …
Kadyrov’s critic assassinated in Austria
A 43-year-old Russian asylum seeker was shot dead in the Austrian city of Gerasdorf on Saturday, July 4.
Austrian news outlet OE24 writes that the man was shot in the head. The incident took place near one of the city's shopping centers.
Gerasdorf is located 20 km from Vienna.
Austrian special forces detained a suspect in Linz, he is also a Russian citizen. The man did not resist arrest.
Austrian radio station ORF reported that both Russians were probably from Chechnya.
According to Kavkaz. …
Kadyrov suggests making Putin President for Life
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has proposed appointing Vladimir Putin for a presidential term "for life."
"I have always said that we should elect Vladimir Putin as a president for life. Who can replace him today? There is no such political leader on a global scale. We should be proud of it," Kadyrov said during a meeting of the country's operational headquarters to fight the coronavirus.
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, has already commented on …
Russian federal troops amass along Chechnya border
On April 20, a large number of Russian federal troops were seen in the Nadterechny District of Chechnya, bordering Ingushetia, North Ossetia and Stavropol region, Novaya Gazeta reported, citing eyewitnesses.
The video, published by Novaya Gazeta, shows a number of Ural trucks and military tents, lined up along the highway in the vicinity of the villages of Bratskoye, Beno-Yurt and Znamenskoye in the north-west of the republic.
Local residents suggested that the appearance of military …
Russian media: Kremlin asked Kadyrov to resign
A well-known Russian newspaper, citing a source in the Kremlin, reported that Kadyrov was asked to resign as head of Chechnya.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, could become the Russian president's representative.
"Ramzan Kadyrov has received an offer to take a new position," reports the newspaper "Arguments and Facts" quoting a source in the Kremlin.
Yesterday, the Russian news agency Novosti reported, quoting Kadyrov’s spokesman Alvi Karimov, that the head of Chechnya …
Chechen leader Kadyrov faces problems in Muslim world
Saleh ibn Baz, grandson of the former mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, has sharply criticized the leadership of Chechnya and refused to visit the republic. Adam Shahidov, an advisor to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, had invited Saleh to visit the Chechen Republic in the course of their personal correspondence.
As reported by Kavkaz.Realii, Saleh ibn Baz reacted sharply to Kadyrov’s statement that the Wahhabites killed the supporters of the prophet Muhammad. In response, Shahidov …
Russia sends 300 troops from Chechnya to Syria
About 300 military police officers from Chechnya have been sent to Syria to carry out special tasks in the 30-kilometer zone on the Syrian-Turkish border, reports TASS with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Chechen soldiers left for Syria from an airfield in North Ossetia. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the military police will help with the withdrawal of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the weapons 30 kilometers away from the Turkish border.
The Russian …