The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov told about the meeting of the state Duma Deputy Adam Delimkhanov and the mufti of Chechnya Salah Haji mezhieva with serving in Syria Chechens. The entry on this was published in Instagram, Chechen leader.
According to him, Mezhiev and Delimkhanov “visited the battalion of the military police of the Ministry of defense, which are serving young people from Chechnya”. “The soldiers spoke with pride that they had the honor to serve for maintaining peace and order in Aleppo, protecting the civilian population from terrorists”, — said Kadyrov.
In December last year, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported, citing sources, that the defense Ministry intends to send to Syria spetsnaz battalions “East” and “West”, stationed in Chechnya. The sources noted that the soldiers already got red berets, and shoulder marks of the military police. “Izvestia” wrote that the battalions will protect in Syria airbase Hamim. Before sending military to Syria from Chechnya also reported the sources of the TV channel “Rain”. Also, the network has published a video about sending the military to Syria, and on 13 December the “Caucasian knot” wrote that stationed under the Formidable units of the defence Ministry were dismissed on 12 soldiers who refused to go to Syria.
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. He noted that the Chechen leadership is not engaged in the formation of such battalions, and also denied the existence of the battalions “Vostok” and “Zapad”. Thus Kadyrov stressed that if the military stationed in Chechnya, units of the defense Ministry “received orders to serve for the protection of air bases in Syria, then they will be the happiest lot.”