British intelligence reports how Kadyrov proves his loyalty to Putin

British intelligence reports how Kadyrov proves his loyalty to Putin

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is actively promoting the role of his units in the war in Ukraine to improve his reputation as a Putin loyalist.

This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on social network X (Twitter), citing intelligence data, according to Ukrinform.

It is noted that on 10 August 2023, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov acknowledged the efforts of the Chechen Vostok Akhmat Battalion in the heavily contested Orhikiv sector in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Kadyrov's comments highlighted the continuing role of one of the premier Chechen units in this key area. Vostok officially comes under the command of the Southern Military District's 42nd Motor Rifle Division which has been active around the village of Robotyne.

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“Chechen forces comprise a relatively small but high-profile component of Russian forces in Ukraine. Kadyrov likely heavily promotes his units' roles partially to burnish his credentials as a Putin loyalist”, British intelligence believes.

As reported, in a previous report, British intelligence described the course of the fighting on the Dnipro.

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