It was said that Vladimir Putin asked Ramzan Kadyrov to guarantee the murder of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It was claimed by the Ukrainian secret service The Wall Street Journal.
Kadyrov’s forces are notorious for their brutal behavior in Ukraine.
On February 14, the Chechen leader wrote a mysterious message on his Telegram channel:
– Mr. Zelensky, the hour has come, the clown show is over.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, the mission should have been a kind of “reward” for Kadyrov – who is believed to be ruling Chechnya at Putin’s mercy, the Swedish newspaper writes. Express.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has strongly denied allegations of contract killings.
– He is vain, without cover and false, Peskov says about his claims, according to him The Wall Street Journal.
In the early days of the war, Kadyrov’s forces were among those trying to enter the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
– It’s 00.00. We start walking. The newspaper reported more than 1,500 people from highly trained special units, the best fighters, a Chechen officer told Kadyrov.
At the same time that Russian and Chechen forces were approaching Kyiv, President Zelensky and his family barricaded themselves in the presidential palace.
In April, Time magazine wrote that Zelensky and his family escaped from the special forces sent to kill them in minutes.
In March, Oleksey Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, alleged that Chechen special forces had been sent to kill President Volodymyr Zelensky. They were “wiped out” before they got that far.
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