Ramzan Kadyrov, the ruler of Chechnya, boasts of a “memorial” given to his sons. These were reportedly brought to him by Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov released a video on his Telegram channel showing one of his sons and other soldiers apparently bringing him two Ukrainian prisoners of war. The professionally produced clip shows several vans stopping in front of a house. The soldiers disembark, accompanied by three men who are bound and bowed.
Their faces cannot be seen, and their identities cannot be independently determined. Chechen soldiers, one of them apparently a 16-year-old boy, Achmat, handed them over to Kadyrov, the dictator-in-waiting. He was apparently pleased. The video was reportedly recorded in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Apparently, the dictator’s children have returned home after a few days of deployment.
In the telegram, Kadyrov claimed to have spoken to the prisoner. They were gathered in Ukraine and complained about poor equipment and lack of support from the military leadership. Exactly this criticism has come repeatedly from Russian recruiters in recent weeks.
It is not clear if this is a stage. The video shows the rehearsal. Kadyrov announced some time ago that he wants to send his three sons to war. All minors. On Wednesday, Kadyrov’s Telegram channel reported that Achmat (16), Eli (15) and Adam (14) had arrived in the war zone. The video showed them throwing rocket-propelled grenades and standing with other soldiers armed with heavy weapons. It is unclear under what circumstances and where the recording was made.