Analysts say Vladimir Putin could put pressure on Kadyrov to increase the number of his fighters at the front in Ukraine amid heavy losses of the Wagner PMC.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, is making attempts to demonstrate the importance of his region and himself personally in the political and military sphere of the Russian Federation. This is stated in the March 13 report of the Instinct for the Study of War.
Analysts pointed out that during a meeting with Putin on March 13 about the socio-economic achievements of Chechnya and the internal events of the republic, Kadyrov was visibly nervous.
Ramzan Kadyrov told Putin about the activities of Chechen fighters in Ukraine and stressed that the Chechens conscientiously carry out the orders of the Russian president and “strive to act to the bitter end.” In response, Vladimir Putin recognized the merits of the “Kadyrovites” and praised their leader.
Meeting of Ramzan Kadyrov and Vladimir Putin
According to the authors of the report, the tension of the Chechen leader may indicate that he feels pressure on himself.
At the moment, “Kadyrovtsy” do not have a significant impact on the front in Ukraine. Chechen troops are mainly trying to advance in the Belogorovka area of the Luhansk region, or else they perform the functions of “law enforcement officers” in the rear areas of the occupied Ukrainian cities.
“Thus, Kadyrov may fear that he is losing Putin’s favor because he has nothing to show in terms of military achievements in Chechnya, and he probably hoped to improve and strengthen his reputation during this meeting,” the experts concluded.
The publication also says that Vladimir Putin may be going to put pressure on Kadyrov to increase the number of Chechens in the war zone in Ukraine against the background of heavy losses of Wagner PMC and other Russian forces.
Recall that on March 12, military expert Oleg Zhdanov said that Ramzan Kadyrov could have been poisoned by FSB officers and now he is forced to be treated in Berlin. According to Zhdanov, the information has not been confirmed, but many facts point to this.
According to the Center for National Resistance on March 6, Ramzan Kadyrov recruits militants from the so-called. “DPR” into the ranks of its troops, as it wants to strengthen its position in the political space of Russia.
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