At least 10,000 soldiers Part of Russia’s Chechen Republic’s armed forces has been sent to Ukraine to strengthen the rest of Vladimir Putin’s army. It wasn’t just any reinforcements: they were known to be the bloodiest soldiers Russia had.
Less than 48 hours after the invasion began, Putin’s forces had successfully reached Kiev, where clashes between the two armies had already taken place. around noon on Friday, Ministry of Defense Ukrainians reported that Russian soldiers had arrived in the Oberon district on the outskirts of the city near the capital’s parliament.
Images of Chechen reinforcements started spreading on Russian Telegram channel, images of these soldiers gathered in the central square in 2019 Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic, has been part of Russia since 1999. Throughout Friday afternoon, Russian state media RIA Novosti and RT news agencies published the same images of the square as thousands of soldiers and Chechen convoys headed to the ‘heated’ sights in Ukraine.
It is unclear if the images were from the same Friday or if they had been recorded before the intrusion began.In fact, this Thursday’s image was posted too, where you can see Hundreds of Chechen soldiers in a forest. The exact location of that forest is unknown. on the outskirts of Kiev. The troops recited aloud religious prayers together before launching the attack, which may have looked like a ritual.
Razman Kadyrov’s man
These more than 10,000 Chechen soldiers are reminiscent of the “Saint Louis one hundred thousand sons” of the French army that invaded Spain in 1823, commanded by the President of the Chechen Republic, Razman Kadyrov. He is a very controversial figure who has received international attention for human rights violations.
In fact, in 2020, Kadyrov was added to the blacklist of human rights abusers in the United States. He and his family were barred from entering the United States. He has been charged with torture, extrajudicial executions, persecution of the LGBT community and other violations that occurred more than a decade ago, according to the U.S. State Department.
Chechen president is son of former Chechen leader Vladimir PutinHe came to power in the republic in 2007, three years after the death of his father, Akhmad Kadyrov, in an attack. It was Putin himself who appointed him President of Chechnya.
In addition to being cruel and authoritarian, Kadyrov also contradicts himself lover of poetryIn 2017, he organized a competition that included writing a poem for his good friend Putin. The winner’s prize? iPhone X. All Chechen citizens can participate. And he seems to love it, because in 2020 he organized two other poetry competitions that children can also participate in. The prize for the winner this time is cash.
Zelensky, main target
In the early hours of Friday morning, the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelenskyguaranteeing that he is “target number one” of the Russian army and his family is “target number two”, he pronounced.
According to local media reports, U.S. intelligence has assured Russia that it intends to “behead” the Ukrainian government. Russia wants to end Ukraine by “destroying” the head of state,” Zelensky said.
It was a brief Russian push on Ukrainian soil, but according to the US, Putin’s troops encountered more resistance than expected as they reached the outskirts of the capital. The British Ministry of Defence said on Friday that Russian forces had made “limited progress” on the second day of the invasion. However, according to several US media citing official White House sources, US intelligence agencies believe that Kiev will fall into Russian hands within the next three days.
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