This Chechen satan wears Prada — and has reportedly been promoted to lieutenant normal within the Russian navy amid his efforts to assist strongman Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Chechen Republic chief Ramzan Kadyrov, 45, a infamous warlord and Russian military member accused of a number of human rights abuses, was elevated in rank by the Kremlin and traveled to the besieged Ukrainian metropolis of Mariupol to spice up troops’ morale, according to the Times of London, which cited Russian state media.
“Friends, the city of Mariupol daily receives liberators represented by the Russian armed forces. Today, I decided to pay an unexpected visit there together with my dear nephews,” Kadyrov mentioned Monday on Telegram, the place he cited a gaggle of Chechen officers with him, the Washington Examiner reported.
“At the moment, most of the city is under the control of the Russian armed forces,” added Kadyrov, who not too long ago taunted Elon Musk over the Tesla founder’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion to interact in “single combat” with Putin.
Shortly after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine final month, Kadyrov delivered a speech during which he mocked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and demanded that the chief beg for Putin’s forgiveness, the outlet reported.
It reportedly emerged later that Kadyrov had worn a pair of $1,500 Prada boots whereas delivering his handle.
The Russian media’s report on Kadyrov’s navy promotion included a video exhibiting the longtime Putin crony apparently shaking fingers with Kremlin Lt. Gen. Andrey Mordvichev. Ukrainian officers have claimed March 23 that Mordichev was killed in Ukraine’s port metropolis of Kherson.
Kadyrov is infamous for torturing his critics in Chechnya, a Muslim, Russia-controlled republic into which Putin has poured billions of rubles in alternate for his fierce loyalty, in accordance with the Times of London.
Chechen official Ruslan Geremeyev, a suspect within the 2015 assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, additionally was reported to be participating within the offensive in opposition to Mariupol.
“My dear brother Ruslan Geremeyev always completes tasks entrusted to him,” Kadyrov mentioned, according to the Mirror. “He was assigned the most difficult sector in Mariupol. And the commander completed the mission with flying colors.
“This time, too, he lived up to his name of an experienced and fearless commander,” he added.
On Monday, Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko mentioned Russian forces are in charge of massive swaths of the southern port metropolis on the coast of the Sea of Azov after weeks of siege and bombardment.
“Not everything is in our power,” Boichenko told CNN. “Unfortunately, we are in the hands of the occupiers today.”