Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov, a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin in Russia, launched an undated video of himself on Sunday calling ” lies “ rumors circulating about his deteriorating state of well being.
On Friday, info from the Ukrainian press, citing sources throughout the Chechen diaspora and confirmed to the media “Obozrevatel” by Ukrainian intelligence, indicated that Mr. Kadyrov, unfailing supporter of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, was in a coma, “severely” sick. Unverifiable info from an unbiased supply by AFP.
“I strongly advise all those that can’t distinguish reality from lies on the Web to take some recent air, to place their minds so as”wrote Ramzan Kadyrov in response on Sunday in a message accompanying a brief selfie video.
Smiling, he seems to be on the digital camera, his face nevertheless visibly swollen. AFP couldn’t independently say when this video was filmed.
“The rain is splendidly invigorating”added in writing the Chechen chief, hood on his head within the video, standing alongside a strolling path.
No official communication has been made at this stage by the Kremlin on the state of well being of Kadyrov, in energy since 2007 in Chechnya, a small Russian republic with a Muslim majority within the Caucasus.