Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov intends to send those former high-ranking members of the government of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria who have defected to the side of the pro-Moscow regime in Grozny to fight against the armed resistance, Kavkaz Center reports.
Kadyrov entrusted the former Minister of Defense of Ichkeria, Magomed Khambiyev, and former chief of the security of President of ChRI, Shaa Turlayev, with the task of taking direct part in combat actions against the resistance in the mountainous regions of Chechnya.
“You know the Nozhai-Yurt, the Kurchaloi and the Vedeno districts very well. In an effort to strengthen the fight against militants your assistance in conducting of special operations could be invaluable. We need your knowledge and experience in mountain warfare”, Kadyrov declared to the defectors who were obviously worried about this turn of events.
Kadyrov once again threatened that “there will be no more amnesty”, but softened his previous threats, saying that “those who decide to return to peaceful life, in accordance with the law must first face a trial, which will determine the degree of their guilt”.
Kadyrov’s order to send two former senior members of the leadership of Ichkeria — Khambiyev and Turlayev — to fight in the mountains is unlikely to remain unnoticed in London, Kavkaz Center reports.
Hastened to announce his surrender to Kadyrov, the head of “telephone government” Zakayev is probably closely following the fate of his former colleagues and it is very doubtful that in the present circumstances he would dare, even for a one day and even under guarantees of Moscow, to visit his former homeland.