Chechnya leader: ‘West will kneel when the war in Ukraine is over.’

General Kadyrov predicts that the Russian-Ukrainian war will end in 2023, and the West will admit its mistakes and “kneel” before Moscow.

“The special military operation will end at the end of this year,” said Major General Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, on February 7. “European countries will admit their behavior is wrong; the West will kneel. As usual, European countries must cooperate with Russia in all areas. There can be no other outcome.”

Two days earlier, Mr. Kadyrov stated that he “wants to demilitarize and de-fascist Poland” after the Russian campaign ends. “I do not hide that I have that intention. 

I have repeatedly stated that the war against fascism should continue throughout Europe and, first of all, Poland. Therefore, the Poles need to receive it promptly. It turns out that the political situation is very difficult for them right now,” Kadyrov said.

European countries have not commented on Mr. Kadyrov’s comments. Earlier, in an interview published on February 4, Polish Ambassador to the US Marek Magierowski said that “the country must be prepared for any eventuality.”

Security units under General Kadyrov participated in the Russian military campaign from day one. Kadyrov regularly videos of Chechen units in action on the battlefield, sometimes questioning some decisions made by the Russian military, including the decision to withdraw troops from Kharkiv province in September 2022.

Kadyrov then the Russian Defense Ministry to adopt a bolder offensive strategy, but the agency explained that withdrawing forces minimizes losses on the battlefield.

After the Russian Defense Ministry of the service of its troops from the city of Kherson on the west bank of Dnieper in November 2022, General Kadyrov boasted the decision as helping to ” preserve the precious lives. “

Ramzan Kadyrov is the son of Akhmad Kadyrov, who served as President of Chechnya until his assassination in a May 2004 bombing. In February 2007, he was appointed by President Vladimir Putin to lead the republic of Chechnya.

He is a close ally of President Putin and has strongly supported the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine, and Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. General Kadyrov was listed by the United States and the European Union (EU) sanctions, which target many of Putin’s close associates.

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