Russia can take kyiv kharkiv and odesa Chechnya leaders ramzan kadyrov says2 min read
Kadyrov said in an interview broadcast on Monday that Russia would achieve its goals in Ukraine by the end of the year
Kadyrov’s forces have played a major role in the war in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion.
He said the army needed to capture Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, and its main port, Odessa.
moscow, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian region of Chechnya, claimed in an interview broadcast on Monday that Russia would achieve its goals in Ukraine by the end of the year and that talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy would be wrong. Kadyrov’s forces have played a major role in the war in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion nearly a year ago, according to a report by the news agency Reuters, and he has increasingly formed an informal alliance with the premier.
On state television’s flagship Rossiya-1 channel, he said Russia would have already captured the capital Kiev, from where it had been driven back in the early weeks of the war. At the same time, he said that the army needed to capture Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, and its main port, Odessa. Kadyrov said, ‘I am sure that by the end of the year, we will 100% complete the task set for today.’
With neither side prepared to make concessions, there has been little prospect of peace talks since the early months of the war. Nevertheless, Kadyrov told pro-war chat show host Olga Skabayeva that if we sit down at the negotiating table with Zelensky, yes, I think it is wrong.
Kadyrov is a former Chechen separatist fighter who switched sides in the late 1990s, joining the pro-Russian administration in the restive Caucasus region with his extended family. His father was assassinated by pro-independence militants in 2004, and Russian President Vladimir Putin personally installed him as the leader of Chechnya in 2007.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 14, 2023, 05:40 IST