Kadyrov offers Ukrainian POWs release if sanctions on his family lifted
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov offers to release 20 Ukrainian prisoners of war if Western sanctions are lifted from his family members
This is reported by TASS.
Kadyrov handed over the list of prisoners of war to Scott Ritter, a former UN inspector to monitor the elimination of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction who had arrived in the Chechen capital of Grozny.
"I have fought and will continue to fight against the leadership of the United States and Western countries, European countries, until they change their position and attitude towards our country and Muslims around the world. So you can take whatever measures you want against me, but don't touch my family, my mother. If the lives of these people are important to them, if they are such patriots and want to reunite families, let them exchange their soldiers for sanctions," Kadyrov said.
- On January 3, Ukraine returned 230 soldiers and civilians from Russian captivity. This is a record exchange of prisoners of war since the beginning of the full-scale war.