The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has denied reports about the formation of the number of employees of the interior Ministry in Chechnya the battalions to participate in the fighting in Syria, reports “Interfax”.
According to Kadyrov, the authors of such messages “not quite present” how the law enforcement agencies in Russia. He stressed that the formation of a special battalion is not a function of regional bodies of Executive power. “The more that is not the fact of their creation. The leadership of the Chechen Republic not making any battalions to send somewhere else”, he said.
Kadyrov also described as “sick imagination” assumptions that these battalions are trying to recruit those whose relatives went to Syria to fight on the side of the terrorists.
Kadyrov had previously denied sending military to Syria from Chechnya. “The domestic media circulate reports about the “sending” Syria “soldiers of the battalions “Vostok”, “Zapad” and “Chechen special forces”. Declare that in the Chechen Republic there are no battalions “East” and “West,” then he wrote in his account in Instagram.
On 13 December the “Caucasian knot” with reference to sources wrote that 12 military units of the defense Ministry, which stationed on the base of Khankala near Grozny, was dismissed from the service because of refusal to go to Syria. Shortly before it plans to send to Syria stationed in Chechnya spetsnaz battalions “Zapad” and “Vostok”, wrote “Izvestia”, December 6, in the Internet appeared the video about sending the military to Syria. In the military enlistment office of the Chechen Republic “Caucasian knot” has reported that in connection with the placement of video on the Internet launched an investigation into the disclosure of information about sending troops to Syria.