September 8, 2014
Chechens participation in the war on Donbas
Ramzan Kadyrov – president of Chechen Republic – has his personal army, they are frequently referred as ‘Kadyrovists’. Those militants claimed their participation in the War on Donbas in Eastern Ukraine fighting on the side of DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and LNR [Luhansk People’s Republic]. It should be noted that Kadyrov is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov often has been referred to as a person who ‘killed his first Russian at the age of 16’.
However, not all people of Chechen nationality support Kadyrov and Putin with his politics. There are those who fight along with Ukrainian armed forces for peace in our country.