Contents tagged with Kadyrov

  • Kadyrov offers to exchange Ukrainian POWs for lifting his family sanctions

    Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has stated that he is ready to exchange Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) for the lifting of Western sanctions imposed on his family.

    According to the Russian news agency, TASS, Kadyrov revealed this to Scott Ritter, a former American intelligence officer who is known for his strong support of Russian propaganda, and who had served 2.5 years in prison on charges of minor exploitation or abuse.

    "We have prisoners whom we have taken from Donetsk and …

  • Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov reportedly in critical condition following unsuccessful kidney transplant

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, is facing severe health problems. He recently underwent a kidney transplant surgery which was unsuccessful, said Russian opposition politician and former State Duma MP Gennady Gudkov, citing high-ranking sources in Chechnya.

    According to these sources, Kadyrov's problems were so serious that he required a kidney transplant. However, it appears that the operation did not go well as rejection occurred.

    "I spoke to prominent Chechens and asked them if he …

  • Russian media: Kadyrov fighters responsible for protecting the border in Belgorod region decide to settle further away

    Kadyrov fighters deployed to the Belgorod region to “protect the border” are in no hurry to put their lives in danger. They were not stationed on the border, which they had arrived to defend, but in the rear, reports the Russian news outlet Pepel, citing its sources in the Russian military.

    This week the Chechen unit Zapad-Akhmat, which was initially stationed in Ukraine, was transferred to the Belgorod region. The Kadyrov fighters were tasked with guarding the state border of the Russian …

  • Prigozhin asks Russian Defense Ministry to allow Wagner PMC to hand over positions in Bakhmut to Kadyrov fighters

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, asked Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu to give an order to hand over positions of the Wagner PMC in Bakhmut to the special unit of the Russian National Guard Akhmat (stationed in Chechnya). Prigozhin’s statement and a copy of the official request were published by Prigozhin's press service.

    Prigozhin also said that he decided to personally meet with Ramzan Kadyrov in order to begin the transfer of positions in Bakhmut.

    "I am already …

  • Kadyrov wants to create his own private military company

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he wants to create his own private military company similar to the Wagner Group PMC, which was founded by the Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin. Kadyrov admitted that the success of the Wagner mercenaries in the battles in Ukraine makes him very happy.

    "It is just a private military company, but it has managed to achieve very impressive results. And this is considering the fact that the assault brigades of this PMC always take on an extremely …

  • Ukraine unleashes HIMARS missile strikes on occupied Melitopol, hundreds of Russian soldiers reportedly killed

    Up to 200 Russian servicemen were killed and wounded in explosions and fires caused by Ukrainian strikes on Russia-occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, reported Ukrainian  mayor Ivan Fedorov. According to him, the fires occurred at the bases of Russian troops in various parts of the city. Fedorov himself is not in Melitopol and does not refer to any sources. According to the mayor, there are so many injured Russians that ambulances from the annexed Crimea had to be brought in to transport …

  • Russian General Lapin dismissed from his post after being accused by Kadyrov of surrendering Lyman

    Russian Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, who has recently been criticized by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has been removed from the post of commander of the Central Military District, reported the Russian news agency RBC, citing the TV channel Grozny.

    There has been no official information from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.

    Colonel-General Lapin has recently been repeatedly criticized by the head of Chechnya Kadyrov, as well as the co-founder of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin. …

  • Kadyrov confirms multiple Chechen soldiers killed in Ukrainian artillery strike near Kherson

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on his Telegram channel that 23 Chechen servicemen were killed, and 58 others were injured during Ukrainian artillery strike near Kherson.

    "Yes, on that day our losses overnight were great. But the Chechens are fighting jihad war, fighting against the forces of the Iblis. And if it is destined to fall in a holy war, then it is an honor and a great joy for every true Muslim. We all dream of perishing in the way of Allah. May the Almighty accept them!" …

  • Kadyrov and Shoygu discuss how to speed up progress of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, discussed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu the progress of the war in Ukraine.

    In a post on his Telegram channel, Kadyrov said that he had discussed with Shoygu "the progress of the special operation on denazification and demilitarization" in Ukraine. The interlocutors identified further ways of "interaction".

    "Sergey Kuzhugetovich [Shoygu] has identified new steps that will improve further tactics. The measures taken will significantly …

  • Russian media banned from quoting Kadyrov without permission

    Russian state media has been banned from quoting the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, without the approval of the top management, reported the journalistic investigative association Proekt with reference to two employees from the Russian state news agency TASS.

    According to Proekt’s sources, if earlier they could publish Kadyrov’s statements at their discretion, now an approval of one of the deputy editors-in-chief is required and further approval from the Kremlin might be needed. …