The leader of Chechen Republic (Russia) Ramzan Kadyrov is willing to end his term as the governor without renewal, he said on the Moscow 24 TV channel.
Kadyrov told that he does not see himself in another high-ranking federal position “I am not a man of this level,” he added.
Kadyrov, 42, has ruled the Russian North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya since 2007, taking over the lead after his father Akhmad brutal assassination (2004) in a terrorist act. He was re-elected by the Chechen parliament in 2011 and won the position of a head of the Republic in election in 2016 with 97.5% of the vote.
Four militants who tried to abdicate visitors of the Orthodox Church of St. Michael Church have been neutralised, Chechnya’s head Ramzan Kadyrov informed reporters on Saturday (19/05/2018). The families of victims will receive aid.
“The militants entered St. Michael Church, intending to abdicate churchgoers,” he said. “All four militants were neutralized in a special operation.”
A policeman died from injuries, and one churchgoer was severely injured, Kadyrov continued. (Some media sources indicated two killed policemen).
“According to the latest information, the militants received the order from a Western country,” Kadyrov said.
The leader of Chechnya added that he immediately arrived at the scene of the incident, where he “directly controlled the special operation, which took just a few minutes.”
“Measures are taken to identify the neutralised militants, and the incident site was cordoned off by law enforcement officers,” Kadyrov said.
A Chechen law enforcement source informed that one churchgoer was killed and the other seriously injured, and at them moment is in intensive care. The police cordon around the church was lifted soon after the end of the special force operation.
The leader of Republic of Chechnya (Russian Federation), Ramzan Kadyrov puts the blame for radicalisation of Paris terrorist Khamzat Azimov (1997-2018) on French society.
“I think it necessary to say that the entire responsibility for Khamzat Azimov stepping on a path to crime rests with the French authorities. Chechnya is only is birth place but he grew up in French society, where his personality, his views and principles, were formed,” Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel.
However Kadyrov acknowledged that the terrorist had Russian citizenship in the past, formally receiving passport according to existing procedures at the age of 14, “but his passport became invalid as he skipped issuance of a new one at an age of 20,” he explained, adding that latest reports gave him grounds to think that Azimov had had contacts with French law enforcement and special services, and they were well aware of his radical views.
Kadyrov also extended his condolences to the family of a slain man, stabbed to death by Azimov in a lively touristic area next to Paris Opéra Garnier. The killing was qualified as a “terrorist act” by French authorities.
Khamzat Azimov came to France as an asylum-seeker from Chechnya with his parents in early 2010, and lived in Nice and Strasbourg, he was naturalised the same year at age of 13, and later received a scholarship in Strasbourg University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Azimov came to police radar on 2016, and was monitored by special services as S-listed after his attempts to go to the Middle East to join Islamic State.
Daesh related news source #Amaq has posted an online video depicting Khamzat Azimov masked, giving an oath to #IS commander Baghdadi in a move to proof he was their soldier (mujaheddin) and his act was premeditated.
Russian Federation. In the capital of Chechnya, Grozny, on the morning of Monday, September; 4, a rally in support of the Myanmar Muslims began. The action, broadcasted directly by the TV channel “Grozny TV”, RT and the television channel “Rain”, according to local sources thousands of people came to express their protest against the persecution of the Muslim minority.
Participants of the rally gathered at 11AM on the central square in front of the mosque “Heart of Chechnya”. Dozens of people came with posters on which words of protest against murders of Muslims in Myanmar. As reported by Interfax, the rally was addressed by the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
A resident of Grozny, Aslan Borzoev, told RBC that protesters had completely filled the square in front of the mosque “The Heart of Chechnya.” According to him, people left their cars far beyond the town center due to a large crowds of people and walked on foot to the square. He noted that some participants of the rally came with banners on which words of support for the Myanmar Muslims and condemnation of the “genocide” of the Rohingya people.
According to “Chechnya Today”, Muslims from all over the Caucasus gathered for a rally in Grozny. At the same time, “Kavkaz.Realii” claims that in Grozny civil servants were ordered to leave the holidays and take part in the event.