Training of the Chechen volunteers. Screenshot of the video on Ramzan Kadyrov's Telegram channel

30 May 2022, 14:35

Telegram users urge MPs to send their sons to Ukraine via Chechnya

Hundreds of Russians come to Chechnya to get trained in Gudermes and volunteer for Ukraine, Ramzan Kadyrov has stated. The ranks of volunteers should be replenished by sons of MPs, commentators on the Internet have suggested.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 27, 200 volunteers left Grozny for Ukraine.

Ramzan Kadyrov is regularly reporting on sending volunteer detachments from Chechnya to Ukraine. On May 18, he announced that about 3000 Chechen fighters had gone there since the start of the special operation.

The video released by Kadyrov on May 5 claimed that volunteers had been trained in Gudermes "by best instructors," and that 200 volunteers were sent from Chechnya every week. These data are doubtful, since the Gudermes base is unable to provide volunteers with such a scale of training, said Gennady Gudkov, a retired FSB colonel.

Let us note here that by sending detachments of Chechen volunteers to Donbass, Kadyrov stood out among the region heads of Northern Caucasus in order to emphasize his loyalty to President Vladimir Putin, Caucasian scholars have pointed out.

Ruslan Kutaev, the president of the Assembly of Caucasian Nations, has reported about cases of forced sending Chechen residents to Ukraine.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 29, 2022 at 01:24 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: Caucasian Knot

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