World: War in Ukraine: Chechen leader Kadyrov promoted general by Putin

Putin Has Left the World No Other Option But Regime Change

  Putin Has Left the World No Other Option But Regime Change Vladimir Putin must go. His demented Kremlin speech Friday, during a ceremony in which he feebly asserted Russia was annexing portions of Ukraine, made the strongest case for the necessity of regime change in Moscow that any world leader has yet to make. But it has been clear the Russian dictator must be removed from office for a long time now. It has been clear because Putin’s actions and rhetoric demonstrate day in and day out that Ukraine can never be secure as long as he remains in office.

Vladimir Poutine rencontre le chef de la République tchétchène Ramzan Kadyrov dans sa résidence près de Moscou, le 31 août 2019. REUTERS/Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Nikolsky © Sputnik Vladimir Putin meets the Chez Chechene Ramzan Kadyrov in his residence near Moscow, August 31, 2019. Reuters/Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Nikolsky "The Russian President awarded me the rank of colonel-general," rejoiced this Wednesday Ramzan Kadyrov . "The decree was published (...) Vladimir Vladimirovitch has personally informed and congratulated me," wrote the authoritarian leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya on Telegram, saying that she is "immensely grateful" for "the high appreciation (his) merits ”. The rank of colonel-general is the third highest command grade in the Russian military hierarchy, behind those of army general and marshal. The Chechen leader was already three times general before this promotion: interior military forces, police and the national guard of Chechnya. Kadyrov, criticized by international NGOs for serious human rights violations in his republic, has been very active since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Chechen units, including Kadyrov's personal militia with the disaster reputation, the "Kadyrovtsy", fight alongside the Russian regular forces. "Heroic contribution" on Monday, Kadyrov announced its intention to send three of his sons , adolescents, to fight in Ukraine, while calling to use "low -power nuclear weapons" in the face of the difficulties of Russian troops. He also criticized another Russian colonel-general, Alexandre Lapine, in charge of operations around Lyman, a locality recently taken up by the Ukrainian forces, judging that he had not provided "communications" and "the necessary ammunition To soldiers engaged in the defense of this city. The Kremlin rented on Monday "the heroic contribution" of Ramzan Kadyrov in the offensive in Ukraine.

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