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Thursday, 08 December 2022 08:09 GMT

Russian president calls Chechen counterpart a top rank in Russia’s army


(MENAFN) Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, a partner of Leader Vladimir Putin, stated Wednesday he was given a top rank in Russia’s army, just as Moscow’s militaries struggle with a series of losses in Ukraine.

The 46-year-old Chechen president — one of the most honest voices in Russia supporting Putin’s Ukraine attack — stated it was a “huge honor” for him.

Kadyrov, a previous warlord who heads Chechnya with widespread abuses of human rights, declared Putin had “personally” told him of the move.

“The President of Russia awarded me the rank of colonel general,” Kadyrov shared on Telegram. “This is a promotion for me.”

The rank of colonel general is the third highest command rank in the Russian military pecking order.
Kadyrov’s selection to the rank came as the Ukrainian army repelled Moscow’s militaries in areas that the Kremlin announced to be “Russian forever.”

The Chechen president added he would do “everything to end the special military operation quickly” — using the Kremlin’s label for its Ukraine drive.

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