Commenting on the latest suicide bomb attack in Grozny, which apparently targeted Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, political scientist Ruslan Martagov advises Kadyrov to leave Chechnya as soon as possible. The attacks will become more intensive, he believes.
Kadyrov cannot do anything in the current situation, Mr Martagov says. Moscow has to remove Kadyrov and allow the Chechen people to either have free elections (which the Kremlin will never do) or appoint a totally neutral leader, preferably a Russian.
Kadyrov’s actions could not have led to any other situation than what we have today, Mr Martagov argues. The regime in Grozny is becoming radicalised, and so is the armed resistance. Were there to be free elections in Chechnya, the resistance would lose its moral legitimacy, he points out.