Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Ramzan Kadyrov as leader of the Chechens, and “lord-of-war”. Lieutenant general of the Armed Forces of RussiaTo supervise the invasion of Ukraine.
Russian media reported that Kadyrov, a loyal Russian president, visited Mariupol earlier this week and posted a video showing Chechen participation in the attack. “The cleaning of the city of Mariupol is in full swing”Kadyrov posted on social media Monday.
His troops, also known as Kadyrovtsy or Kadyrov’s men, have a fearedsome reputation. The leader of the Chechens was accused of grave human rights violations in his homeland and beyond. These included torture, extrajudicial executions and extrajudicial executions for critics, journalists, and opponents.
Kadyrov’s men played a key role in helping Moscow to retake control of the Chechen Republic of separatist rebels during the Second Chechen War. It began in 1999. It has been documented that his forces carried out executions, assassinations, or disappearances during his tenure.
His critics on social media said that “the devil wears Prada, and goes to war wearing fancy boots.”
The leader of the fear was also known to have brought Adam, one of his twelve children, along with him to the battle for Mariupol. The teenager was seen with his dad as he toured the front lines of Russia’s attack on the strategically vital port.
Adam is well-known in Chechnya because of his large collection of luxury watches. In the photos, Adam can be seen wearing a military uniform visiting Ruslan Geremeyev, his father. Boris Nemtsov (a Russian liberal politician and former deputy prime minister who opposed the Putin regime) was assassinated by this suspect in 2015.
Kadyrov is accompanied by his son Adam and other relatives as he visits the battlefield outside Mariupol. Before attempting to seize Kiev, he vowed to subdue Mariupol.