Brigadier General Zakayev names main reasons for Russian regime establishment in Ichkeria
Chechen statesman and politician, Brigadier General Akhmed Zakayev, says that the most important mistake of Chechen people was holding of elections, which allowed Russians to split society.
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"The length of the war led to the fact that the Chechen people could not withstand this pressure. For 12 years, we put up organized resistance, but then our potential was exhausted. Because we were left face to face with this Russian monster. There were people who were influenced by Russian propaganda and made a choice not in favor of the people, they took the position of the aggressor. That is why the Russians managed to establish a dictatorial regime on the territory of the Chechen Republic," Zakayev emphasized.
According to the brigadier general, today Ukraine plays a huge role in the struggle of the Chechen people, as well as in the struggle of all colonized peoples.
"Russia's aggression against Ukraine has shown the whole world the essence of this country and this regime. It was Russian propaganda that once allowed Russia to turn the international community away from us. This is the main reason why Russia managed to establish its regime," Zakayev said.
Akhmed Zakayev also added that Ukraine has made virtually no mistakes in its fight against Russia, but processes are beginning to take place that are aimed at making a rift in the political elite.
"This cannot be allowed. There should be no elections in Ukraine. Our most important mistake was that we held elections at one time, and this allowed the Russians to split our society. If you follow our path, it will seriously affect the outcome of the war. Maintaining unity is the most important thing," Zakayev emphasized.
Kadyrov offered his own scenario for the presidential elections in Russia: In his opinion, they should be canceled before the end of the so-called military conflict or held with one candidate - Vladimir Putin.
The Institute for the Study of War reports that the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, is finding it increasingly difficult to balance support between the Kremlin and Chechen Muslim voters.