Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov gave an interview to the host of the program “60 minutes” Olga Skabeeva. In a conversation, he said that leaving the territory seized by Russia during the military operation in Ukraine was a military-tactical move. Mr. Kadyrov added that Russian troops needed to take control of Kharkov and Odessa in order to “secure Russia.”
“We left the territories ourselves, it was a military-tactical move, I was fully aware when it was planned in order to continue to pursue our military policy, which is necessary for us today,” said Ramzan Kadyrov (quoted by RIA Novosti). ).
In his opinion, Russia also needs to take control of Kharkov and Odessa for its own security. “Odessa must be taken away, Kharkov must be taken away, and then in the future, to secure our state like this,” he said. In October, Mr. Kadyrov already stated that the Russian army needed to take control of these cities.
Ramzan Kadyrov also commented on possible deliveries of fighter jets by Western countries to Ukraine. In his opinion, the planes will be destroyed immediately after taking off into the air. “The fighter will rise – salam alaikum right away, it won’t,” he said.
At the end of March, Russian troops withdrew from the Kyiv and Chernigov directions. Then the Kremlin called it a “goodwill gesture.” In September, the Russian army withdrew from the Kharkov direction, the Ministry of Defense called the withdrawal a regrouping of troops. In October, Russia left Kherson.
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