NewsChechen leader vows thousands of troops for Putin's Ukraine campaign

Chechen leader vows thousands of troops for Putin's Ukraine campaign

Meeting of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin
Meeting of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin
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7:06 AM EDT, May 23, 2024

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. He declared his support for the military operation in Ukraine and promised to send several tens of thousands of trained, fully equipped soldiers ready for immediate participation in the "special operation."

The two leaders' meeting took place on Wednesday at the Kremlin. Photos were taken of the encounter, and Kadyrov provided a meticulous, laudatory account on social media.

Ramzan Kadyrov's post on Telegram expresses gratitude for Putin's "support of all our efforts" and his "personal involvement" in "positive changes" in the Chechen region. As a sign of gratitude, the newest residential estate in Grozny, one of many investments demonstrating Chechnya's development, will be named after the Russian leader.

Thousands of Chechens will once again go to the front in Ukraine. Kadyrov promised Putin

However, the most important news for Putin, brought by Kadyrov to Moscow, is the promise to bolster the Russian Federation's forces with thousands of fighters who will be fully armed and well-prepared for combat.

Kadyrov stated he had informed the head of state about the region's involvement in the SWO special operation. He continued to refer to the war as a "special operation." He emphasized that Chechnya constantly remembers Russia's combat efforts and strives to assist.

The Chechen commander wrote that since the beginning of the operation, 43.5 thousand fighters, including 18 thousand volunteers, had been sent to the Strategic Defense Forces zone. Initially, all underwent training in Russia and traveled to their destination fully equipped, as Kadyrov stated.

He also noted that a unique foundation, named after his deceased brother "Hero of Russia Akhmad Kadyrov," enables the equipping of these units. This organization independently treats wounded Chechens fighting in Ukraine and provides compensation to the families of the fallen. It also organizes humanitarian aid in territories "liberated from Ukrainian Nazism."

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