According to Ukrainian intelligence reports, ruthless Chechen warlord and staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ramzan Kadyrov, is hospitalized in critical condition.
“There is information that the war criminal Kadyrov is in a serious condition; the existing diseases have worsened and caused such a serious condition,” Andriy Yusov, a representative of Ukraine’s military intelligence branch, told the Ukrainian media on Friday. Obozrevatel.
Kadyrov’s condition has been confirmed by multiple sources, Yusov said, and the cause of the illness is not the result of any injury.
“It’s not about injuries. Other details require additional clarification. He has been sick for a long time and we are talking about systemic health problems.
“But he has been in serious condition for a few days,” he added.
For months it has been rumored that the leader is in poor health, with kidney problems as a result of his drug addiction, although some believe that he may have been poisoned.
Kadyrov, leader of the Chechen Republic since 2007, has been an outspoken ally of the Kremin since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014 and has defended Putin’s large-scale invasion since it began last year, declaring it a “Great Jihad.” ”.
He has even called on Russia to use low-yield nuclear weapons against Ukraine.
His loyalty has earned him the nickname “Putin’s soldier” and “Putin’s attack dog,” according to The Daily Beast.
Kadyrov serves as a colonel general in the ongoing fighting in Ukraine. In July, he deployed some of his Chechen troops to fight in the bloody Battle of Bakhmut.
Its soldiers have signed a contract with Russia’s Defense Ministry, unlike the mercenaries of Wagner’s late boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, according to the Daily Beast.