Ukrainian intelligence revealed that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Vladimir Putin, is in critical condition

Ramzan Kadyrov (REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov) (CHINGIS KONDAROV/)

The Chechen leader loyal to the Kremlin, Ramzan Kadyrov, is in serious condition due to health problems that he had been experiencing, he assured the Ukrainian publication OBOZREVATEL the representative of kyiv military intelligence, Andri Yusov.

Yusov said he had “information” about what “war criminal Kadyrov is in serious condition”.

“He has worsened from illnesses that he already suffered from,” added the representative of Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR).

Kadyrov has personally participated in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His soldiers have shown special zeal when it comes to torturing Ukrainian civilians and military personnelaccording to the Ukrainian authorities and according to victims of this torture.

The information has been confirmed by various sources in medical and political circles.“Yusov explained.

Kadyrov “He has been sick for a long time, and we are talking about systemic health problems,” said the GUR representative. His condition, he added, has worsened “in the last days”.

Ramzan Kadyrov with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, Moscow, on June 28, 2023 (Ramza Kadyrov Telegram channel)
Ramzan Kadyrov with Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, Moscow, on June 28, 2023 (Ramza Kadyrov Telegram channel)

If there is anyone who has been heavily involved in dirty work during the war in Ukrainethat has been Ramzan Kadyrovthe Chechen soldier who has called himself the “Putin’s foot soldier”.

Kadyrov is leader of the Chechen Republic and an ally of Vladimir Putin who has threatened to launch a military attack against Poland in retaliation for his strong support for Ukraine.

From the beginning of the invasion, Putin has given orders to Kadyrov to take control of kyivthe Ukrainian capital, and it has even emerged that His main mission was to assassinate President Volodimir Zelensky, Ukrainian intelligence and security officials allege. Likewise, the Chechen has sent thousands of soldiers to the front lines to commit atrocious acts against the Ukrainian civilian population.

After the resounding defeats that the Kremlin On the battlefield, defeats that were not in their calculations, Kadyrov’s men have been training defeated Russian troops on the front and eradicating suspected spies in the occupied Ukrainian territories, sometimes resorting to tortureaccording to complaints made by human rights organizations published by the American media The Wall Street Journal.

Putin He knows that since the beginning of the war he has counted on dishonest officers, businessmen and actors to deliver what he needs most to sustain his prolonged offensive: money, training and labor.

Kadyrov has repeatedly used social media to boast about the alleged actions of Chechen fighters against Ukrainian troops and to make other unconfirmed statements about the war in Ukraine.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov)
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov) (STRINGER/)

His troops have been accused of war crimes in Ukraine. It’s known that the leader himself accompanies his soldiers in their maneuversalthough he has denied having participated in any extrajudicial execution.

Chechen forces participated in the siege of Mariupol and were among the occupying forces that civilians were killed in the suburbs of kyiv.

The United States and the European Union have repeatedly accused Kadyrov of human rights abuses.

Dmitry Peskova Kremlin spokesman, has denied that Putin ordered the Chechen leader to assassinate Zelensky, calling the claim “absolutely absurd, baseless and false.”

Kadyrov is struggling to meet Putin’s critical wartime demands, as Russia has suffered the effects of Western sanctions due to its invasion, most obviously manifested in an energy crisis.

Kadyrov serves as the Kremlin enforcer in the territory of Chechnyalocated in the north of Caucasus of Russia.

For more than two decades, Moscow has sent him billions of dollars so he could rule that nation as a personal fiefdom with his own highly trained private armyaccording to review The Wall Street Journal.

The Russian financing is intended to strengthen Kadyrov’s grip on power in the region predominantly muslimwhere residents and analysts say many hate him.

“Putin’s support and money turned Kadyrov from a zero to a hero, so to speak, but it also made him vulnerable and totally dependent,” he said. Yekaterina Sokirianskayaan expert on Chechnya, Wall Street Journal. “That’s at the heart of everything he’s doing right now,” she added.

Kadyrov at a meeting with Putin in March this year (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS)
Kadyrov at a meeting with Putin in March this year (Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS) (SPUTNIK/)

“Kadyrov has accumulated a extreme wealth as a result of his close relationship with Vladimir Putin. “Kadyrov’s extravagance includes a home in the United Arab Emirates, a private zoo, expensive private vehicles and a lavish slush fund,” the US Treasury Department once wrote in a statement.

Likewise, they described Kadyrov as “a brutal warlord with reported links to previous cases of torture and murder” and recalled that “Chechen units allied to Kadyrov have operated in Buchawhere Russian troops committed atrocities.”

“Kadyrov has recruited for Russia’s war efforts through mixed martial arts clubs, which allows him and his units to continue their activity in Ukraine”according to the Treasury.

The Chechen leader has a direct line with Putininstead of through aides as is the case with the other governors of Russia, reviews The Wall Street Journal. “Putin and Kadyrov talk regularly about the war effort,” say members of Chechen battalions on the front lines.

This situation has given him the power to even publicly criticize the Russian defense minister. In an 11-minute voice message posted on the Telegram messaging app, Kadyrov dismissed the loss of Iziuma critical supply center.

Kadyrov went from being the rebel who opposed the Kremlin to receiving fortunes from Moscow and playing a key role in the invasion (REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov)
Kadyrov went from being the rebel who opposed the Kremlin to receiving fortunes from Moscow and playing a key role in the invasion (REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov) (CHINGIS KONDAROV/)

If there are no changes today or tomorrow in the conduct of the special military operation, I will be forced to go to the country’s leaders to explain the situation on the ground.”said Kadyrov.

“I am not a strategist, like the Minister of Defense, but mistakes were made. I think they will draw necessary conclusions”said Kadyrov, a former rebel turned ally of the Kremlin, who rules Chechnya – a Russian republic in the Caucasus – with an iron fist and has a paramilitary force at his command.

Moscow’s near-total silence on the defeat – or any explanation for what happened in northeastern Ukraine – sparked significant anger among some pro-war and Russian nationalist commentators on social media.

The rapid fall of Izium, in Kharkiv province, was Russia’s worst military defeat since its troops were forced to abandon the Ukrainian capital, kyiv, in March 2022.

Before Putin came to power, Kadyrov was a staunch opponent of the Moscow government. The Chechen and his father Akhmat fought with separatist rebels against the Russians in the first Chechen war in the 1990s before switching sides and joining Moscow to take control in 2000..

After the murder of Kadyrov’s father in an attack in 2004, Putin summoned Kadyrov, then 27 years old and wearing a tracksuit, to the Kremlin to show his support. When he turned 30, he took his father’s place as head of Chechnya.

The US sanctioned 22 people as well as two entities on the Treasury Department’s blacklist, including judicial officials in occupied Crimea and members of Kadyrov’s family.