Putin, Kadyrov hold meeting, discuss war against Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov met on Thursday, September 28. During their meeting, Kadyrov boasted of what he claimed were "successes" in the war against Ukraine and declared that he was "not afraid of any Abrams’"
Vladimir Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov (right)
Russian media reported the information.
Kadyrov told Putin that "there are no problems in the republic (Chechnya - ed.)," and the Russian leader replied that this is "largely due to Kadyrov and his team."
"We solved the problems long ago," Kadyrov said.
After that, the head of Chechnya said that he wanted to "brag" about the actions of Chechen soldiers in Ukraine. Putin, in turn, conveyed his "best wishes" to them and praised them, saying that other commanders "highly appreciate Kadyrov's men."
"If we do not fulfill your order, it means that we will not live in this state," Kadyrov said, adding that "no Abrams’’ are scary for Kadyrov's men."
Medusa notes that judging by the footage shown on Russian channels, Putin and Kadyrov did not discuss the video showing the Chechen leader's son beating a detainee in a pre-trial detention center. They also did not comment on the information about Ramzan Kadyrov's poor health.
Rumors of Kadyrov's death
On September 15, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, Andriy Yusov, said that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's illness had worsened. According to him, Kadyrov is in a serious condition.
Various sources confirmed this information about the critical condition of the head of Chechnya. At the same time, it was emphasized that it was not an injury.
Subsequently, on September 17, a video appeared on Kadyrov's Telegram channel in which the head of Chechnya responded to previous statements about his serious condition.
In the video, Kadyrov walks in the rain and advises everyone "who cannot distinguish truth from lies" to do the same.
At the same time, the media reported that the Chechen leader's plane had been in Moscow for three days. It was noted that the business jet with the number RA-73417 took off from Grozny towards Moscow on September 15 and stopped transmitting a signal in the sky over Volgograd, and flight tracking services did not record its landing.
In addition, the VCHK-OGPU Telegram channel, which is close to Russian law enforcement agencies, reported that most of the vehicles currently on the territory of the Central Clinical Hospital of the Russian Presidential Administration are connected to Chechnya.
On September 18, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin had no information about Kadyrov's possible illness.
On September 19, Mykhailo Prytula, a military expert and retired SBU colonel, said that Kadyrov's death could lead to serious consequences in the Caucasus, including for the Russian authorities.
Meanwhile, Aleksey Baranovsky, a communications adviser to the Russian opposition and the Freedom of Russia Legion, believes that the threat to Kadyrov could have come from the FSB. Putin would never give any order to neutralize him.