Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.Photo: Retrieved from Twitter
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been going on for a month, and the two sides have not seen signs of ending the war after five negotiations. However, after the fifth negotiation, Russia announced that it would slow down military operations in northern Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv. Unexpectedly, this move attracted questions from Chechen puppet President Kadyrov, who frequently showed his face in the war and expressed his involvement, and publicly named Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian-Russian negotiator, who made a mistake.
After the fifth round of talks, Russia promised to significantly ease its military operations in northern Ukraine, and the shelling of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv was temporarily reduced. In order to increase mutual trust and create the necessary conditions for further negotiations, Russia has decided to significantly reduce military activities in the direction of Kyiv and Chernihiv, according to Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin. Mekinsky said it was Russia’s first step to de-escalate the 34-day conflict.
Kadyrov, who posted a selfie via Telegram on Wednesday, sitting in a gold-studded office space, said Russia would not easily budge in the Ukraine war. Speaking of Vladimir Medinsky, the Russian-Ukrainian negotiator, Kadyrov rarely publicly criticized, “We will not have any concessions, Medinsky made a mistake and used incorrect words”, he said. Stressing that Putin will not give up action at all, also saying that what Medinsky said is not true.
Reuters pointed out that the conflict between Kadyrov and Medinsky and publicly named it is extremely unusual. It is very sensitive to have such a conversation during the war. Roslock, senior editor of the independent Russian news media Meduza (Meduza) (Kevin Rothrock) believes that Kadyrov openly questioned Medinsky’s tolerance for Ukraine in this conversation, which shows that the two have differences of opinion.
Roslock also pointed out that it is worth noting that Kadyrov’s remarks may now be illegal in Russia, and Putin has just signed a law that prohibits “smearing” foreign diplomats representing the country, and their publications. speech. Rothlock was referring to a new law approved by Putin on the 25th, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for spreading “false information” about the work of Russian officials abroad.