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Putin grants Chechen leader as colonel general

Published : Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 at 10:08 PM  Count : 2930

Putin grants Chechen leader as colonel general

Putin grants Chechen leader as colonel general


President Vladimir Putin granted Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov the third highest command rank in Russia’s army as Moscow’s forces lost towns and villages due to a rapid Ukrainian counter.

The 46-year-old Chechen leader, one of the most outspoken voices in Russia backing Putin’s Ukraine offensive, said it was a “huge honour” for him, Al Jazeera reports.

Kadyrov, a former warlord who rules Chechnya with widespread human rights violations, said Putin had “personally” informed him of the decision.

“The President of Russia awarded me the rank of colonel general,” Kadyrov said on Telegram.

“This is a promotion for me.”

Earlier this week, Kadyrov called on Moscow to use low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine and said he was sending three of his teenage sons to the front.

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