Rustam Aguev, the head of the police department of the Kurchaloy district of Chechnya, called on his subordinates to send those who use weapons during wedding ceremonies to war in Ukraine. This follows from a video posted by the NIYSO YouTube channel.
On it, Aguev sits in his office under a portrait of Akhmat Kadyrov, and the police officers subordinate to him stand along the walls.
“We are gathered here today because of men who love to carry weapons and use them at weddings. Check immediately these people and select weapons. If they want to wear it, then let them go to our battalions. Our leader prepared and created these battalions with the latest weapons. Let them send them with them, if they really want to shoot like that,” Aguev says in Chechen ( translated by the “Caucasian Knot”).
Aguev is known for calling on Chechens living in Europe in early February 2022 to cut off the heads of the family of the ex-judge of the Supreme Court of Chechnya, Saidi Yangulbaev, and bring them to the republic.
“I appeal to the Chechens in Europe, to the worthy men who live in Europe. If you meet these hares, cut off their heads and bring them to us <...> Why are you inactive? Why don't you cut off their heads and show them who you are? It's a pity that you can't insult your mothers and fathers here. May Allah humiliate you!” Aguev said then.