Researches about Ukraine

Two Chechen Battalions Are Fighting in Ukraine on Kyiv’s Side

The Jamestown Foundation

It did not come as much of a surprise when the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, acknowledged that pro-Russian Chechens were involved in the conflict in Ukraine. This was something that everybody knew, but no Russian official had previously confirmed. In an interview with the state news agency RIA Novosti, Kadyrov stated: “All Chechen volunteers who fought for the militia of Donbas have returned. There are no more Chechens there” (RIA Novosti, July 31). In his usual ironic way, Kadyrov said that if the Chechens were officially deployed in the conflict zone in Donbas with Russia’s backing, they would aim …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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