The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, spoke on his Telegram channel about how, during the battles for Mariupol, his military formations forced Russian army tankers to go into battle. According to him, the Russian military, who left the combat vehicle “in the very first battle”, the Kadyrovites “had to calm down, set them up for battle and re-seat” into the tank.
Prior to this, the Russian propaganda media talked about how the Ukrainian military was allegedly forcibly put into a tank, the hatch was sealed, and then sent to Russian positions, where they surrendered. The Insider has already written why this information is not true. Now Kadyrov essentially confirmed that this practice is used by his military units at the front.
In addition, the head of Chechnya announced his desire to come to Bakhmut to replace Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner PMC with their Akhmat battalions if Prigozhin's mercenaries leave the city.
“If the scenario is still like this, then our fighters are ready to advance and occupy the city. It’s a matter of a few hours,” Kadyrov says.
He also complained that he was “unpleasant to hear” that the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense did not want to listen or meet with the head of the “Wagnerites” without explanation.
Earlier, Yevgeny Prigozhin published a video in which, against the backdrop of the corpses of mercenaries from the PMC Wagner, he called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov "bitches fattening in offices." He also complained about the lack of ammunition and accused the leaders of the Ministry of Defense of the fact that their children "retreat from life, shoot videos on YouTube."
At the same time, Kadyrov in his post condemned the practice of filming the bodies of dead mercenaries "for the sake of public outcry." “Let’s never do this again,” he wrote.