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Kadyrov announced the dispatch of the National Guard from Chechnya to the war in Ukraine

08 Sep, 2022
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Kadyrov announced the dispatch of the National Guard from Chechnya to the war in Ukraine

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Ramzan Kadyrov reported on the dispatch of fighters from two Chechen divisions of the Russian Guard to participate in the war in Ukraine - the Sever regiment (the 141st motorized regiment named after Akhmat Kadyrov stationed in Grozny) and the South battalion (the 249th motorized battalion stationed in Vedeno).

The head of Chechnya published a video about the departure of the National Guard on his Telegram channel. Before departure, officials of Chechnya turned to the military - the chairman of the parliament of the republic, Magomed Daudov, the head of the department of the National Guard for the region, Sharip Delimkhanov, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ruslan Alkhanov, and Deputy Prime Minister Abuzaid Vismuradov.

Kadyrov, who announced the day before sending "several thousand determined volunteers and elite fighters," did not report on the number of military men sent to Ukraine. In the video attached to Kadyrov's message, there are no more than about three hundred people anywhere in the frame.

Some of the fighters in the video are wearing maroon berets. Others have chevrons with the inscriptions "To Kyiv", "We need peace (world). Preferably all!" and "Gangster".

Later, the Minister of Information of Chechnya, Akhmed Dudayev, specified that among the fighters sent to Ukraine were also employees of the Akhmat-Grozny OMON and the police regiment for the protection of oil and gas facilities of the Private Security Directorate of the Russian Guard in Chechnya.

  • In early August, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that about 19 thousand residents of the republic were ready to participate in the war in Ukraine. The head of the region, which has become the largest springboard for sending soldiers to the war zone, regularly reports on the number of trained forces, but the objectivity of such estimates raises serious doubts among experts.
  • The divisions of the Russian Guard stationed in Chechnya, formally entering the structure of the federal department, are in fact subordinate personally to Ramzan Kadyrov.
  • The Ukrainian authorities called the Sever regiment involved in the murder of civilians in the cities of Bucha, Irpen and Gostomel.
  • In April, the opposition telegram channel 1ADAT reported that Kadyrov had fired the commander of the Sever regiment, Magomed Tushaev, for trying to sell weapons he had embezzled during his participation in the war in Ukraine.

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