Russia: Chechnya's President Threatens the Kremlin With Undying Loyalty

MIN READNov 27, 2017 | 21:50 GMT


Longtime Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov again threatened on Nov. 26 to resign, which he periodically does when he wants something from the Kremlin. According to Kadyrov, Chechnya -- an autonomous region of Russia -- needed a strong leader such as himself to establish order, but now that order has been achieved he is no longer needed. He named several people capable of assuming his position were he to resign. In response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Kadyrov's statements were nothing new, but only confirmation that he is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle and would do as Putin bids, even if it means resigning. For now, according to Peskov, Kadyrov will remain president of Chechnya....

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