Kadyrov says Chechen items had up to now suffered no losses and Russian forces took giant Ukrainian cities together with the capital Kyiv.
Ramzan Kadyrov, the chief of Russia’s Chechnya area and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has stated Chechen fighters had been deployed in Ukraine, and he urged Ukrainians to overthrow their authorities.
In a video posted on-line on Saturday, Kadyrov boasted that Chechen items had up to now suffered no losses and stated Russian forces might simply take giant Ukrainian cities together with the capital, Kyiv, however their process was to keep away from lack of life.
“As of at this time, as of this minute, we shouldn’t have one single casualty, or wounded, not a single man has even had a runny nostril,” Kadyrov stated, denying what he stated had been false studies of casualties from Ukrainian sources.
“The president [Putin] took the correct resolution and we are going to perform his orders below any circumstances,” stated Kadyrov.
Kadyrov has usually described himself as Putin’s “foot soldier” and his phrases echoed these of the Russian chief who on Friday urged Ukrainians to stand up towards their very own authorities, which he stated was made up of “neo-Nazis”. Ukrainian officers say that description of them is absurd.
Kadyrov has deployed his forces overseas to help Kremlin navy operations earlier than – in Syria and Georgia.
Kadyrov launched his video as Russian forces pounded Ukrainian cities with artillery and cruise missiles on Saturday for a 3rd day operating and a defiant President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated the capital Kyiv remained in Ukrainian arms.
A brief video printed by the state-backed Russian information channel RT, which it stated was from Friday, confirmed 1000’s of Chechen fighters gathered in the principle sq. of the area’s capital Grozny in a present of readiness to combat in Ukraine.
It was not instantly clear whether or not these fighters, who numbered some 12,000 in keeping with RT, had already been deployed to Ukraine. RT stated on Friday that they had been awaiting an order from Putin to go in.
Ignoring warnings from the West, the Russian president unleashed a full-scale invasion that the United Nations refugee company stated has compelled nearly 116,000 individuals to flee to neighbouring nations.
Tens of 1000’s extra are estimated to be displaced inside Ukraine, with many on the transfer to much less affected western areas of the nation.
Ukrainian Well being Minister Viktor Lyashko stated 198 civilians, together with three youngsters, had been killed within the battle and 1,115 wounded.
The US, EU and Western allies have ramped up sanctions towards Russia, focusing on banks, oil refineries, and navy exports.
Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy has pledged to not give up and proceed combating to defend his nation.
Zelenskyy stated his nation had “derailed” the Russian plan of overthrowing him and urged Russians to strain Putin into stopping the battle.
Russia, in the meantime, accused Ukraine of prolonging the battle by refusing to take up its supply of negotiations in neighbouring Belarus, the place Russia has stationed 1000’s of troops.