Chechen leader calls for Russia to invade Poland to ‘denazify and demilitarise’ the nation
Russian ally Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, has called on Putin’s army to “denazify and demilitarize” Poland.
In a tirade on the social network Telegram on Monday, the Russian native observed that Poland had exhausted its military resources and would now ask, ‘what if, after successfully completing the [special military operation]Russia begins to denazify and demilitarize the next country?
‘After all, after Ukraine, Poland is on the map!’
He continued: ‘Frankly, I personally have that intention, and […] the fight against satanism must continue throughout Europe and, first of all, on the territory of Poland.’
He suggested that the historical region of Silesia, mainly in Poland, had “gained a special independent status” and needed a referendum, “during which Russia can provide organizational assistance.”
Russian ally Kadyrov (left) has sent units from Chechnya to support Putin’s war effort (right).
Russian tanks in a parade to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad last week
Kadyrov is the son of former Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov, who defected to the Russian side during the Chechen War at the start of Putin’s presidency.
For more than two decades, the family has closely aligned the republic with Russia.
Several Chechen battalions have fought alongside Russian forces in the Ukrainian war, led by Kadyrov.
Notably, several battalions made up of anti-Kadyrovite volunteers have also fought with Ukraine.
Kadyrov has supported Putin’s invasion of Ukraine since the start of the war, vowing that the republic would “carry out [Putin’s] orders under any circumstances’ on February 26, 2022.
Within days, he urged military commanders to bomb Russia into submission, “close your eyes to everything” and end the war “in a day or two.”
Almost a year after the start of the war, he said on Tuesday that the so-called special military operation would end at the end of the year.
“European countries will admit that they have been wrong, the West will kneel, and, as usual, European countries will have to cooperate with the Russian Federation in all spheres.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) pictured with Chechen ally Ramzan Kadyrov (right)
Kadyrov has proven a loyal Putin devotee, echoing his rallies against the West.
However, the Chechen warlord has also been an occasional responsibility to Russia.
During the war, he advocated ‘erasing‘ Ukrainian cities.
Throughout his tenure as leader, Kadyrov has repressed his own people, accused of human rights violations and persecution of LGBT people in the Republic
Before the war, he made headlines in the West for his comments in support of the honor killing of gay men.
He said ‘we don’t have that kind of people here. We don’t have gays.
footage in 2017 presented Chechen prisons used for the detention and torture of gay men.
Kadyrov promised in his 2021 inauguration speech for his fourth term to “protect human rights” after winning 99.7% of the vote, backed by Putin.
Within a year, he said that his’time [had] come‘ and suggested that he would resign.
The leader also said ‘my time has passed‘ and hinted at finding a successor weeks before the 2016 election.
Even if the controversial leader wanted to step down, bystanders, including Putin, would fear the potential descent into another Chechen war.