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Davydiuk said the Kremlin was trying to punish Kadyrov for his recent criticism of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian National Guard, and for trying to fulfill his personal political ambitions.
“Kadyrov was forced to sit in the gallery during the ceremony for the annexation of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory, his latest statements and attempts to occupy top ministerial positions such as the head of the Russian National Guard. I punished him for what he did,” Davidiuk said.
“Kadyrov has long played his own presidential campaign and Chechnya’s game of independence in order to be able to leave Russia.”
political scientist Kadyrov’s actions show an attempt to avoid responsibility for participation In Russia’s military attack on Ukraine:
“He was one of the first to start this game, and the Kremlin understands that,” said Davydiuk.
“They couldn’t invite him because they’re a ‘TikTok unit’ (the Chechen army got such a derisive nickname, mostly after being seen in a staging video simulating fighting in Ukraine. They did) but they didn’t want to put him in the first seat…any row… (which they wanted) showed his limits.
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