Saturday, August 02, 2014


Caucasus Report

Chechen Leader Ready to Send Peacekeepers, Humanitarian Aid To Crimea

Ramzan Kadyrov has condemned the revolution that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych as "a coup d'etat" and "a deliberate attempt to exert pressure on Russia through Ukraine."
Ramzan Kadyrov has condemned the revolution that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych as "a coup d'etat" and "a deliberate attempt to exert pressure on Russia through Ukraine."
Never one to pass up an opportunity to comply demonstratively with orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov affirmed on February 28 his readiness to dispatch a consignment of humanitarian aid to Crimea. The cost of that relief will be borne by the Akhmat-haji Kadyrov charitable fund named for Kadyrov's late father.

Kadyrov had earlier condemned the revolution that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych as "a coup d'etat" and "a deliberate attempt to exert pressure on Russia through Ukraine." At the same time, Kadyrov placed the blame for the current situation on Yanukovych who, in Kadyrov's opinion, "failed to assume in time total responsibility for the fate of the people."

Kadyrov further accused the political forces behind the crisis of "trying to play the Tatar card" in Crimea and "draw into these dangerous games the Tatar people, who are friendly toward us." He appealed to the Crimean Tatars, most of whom support the new regime in Kyiv, "to demonstrate good sense and not let themselves be used in a confrontation with other peoples, not let themselves be drawn into anti-Russian scenarios."

Kadyrov expressed concern that "nationalists of all descriptions" are systematically stripping ethnic Chechen citizens of Ukraine of their homes and businesses. He warned that "this is impermissible.... We shall not allow Chechens to be offended, wherever they happen to live."

Kadyrov offered assistance to the Russian, Cossack, and Chechen population of Crimea. "We are called upon to defend our peoples. And if necessary, we are ready to become observers, peacekeepers, soldiers, and defend the people," Kadyrov said.

There is a precedent for the deployment of Chechen forces outside the Russian Federation: in August 2008, the infamous Vostok Interior Ministry battalion commanded by Sulim Yamadayev (who in the early 2000s was Akhmat-haji Kadyrov's right-hand man) was in the forefront of the Russian incursion into Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia.

Tags: Ramzan Kadyrov,Crimean Tatars

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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
March 01, 2014 16:08
Battalions of cutting-off heads children of Chechen-German SS
Again?
4,000 assassins of Nazi Russia?
Some of them are probably already there, invading Ukraine...
Is Putin German double-spy?
Is he trying to rise Ukrainians to fight real war?

by: Jack from: US
March 01, 2014 16:41
yeah, that's exactly what Crimeans need: Chechen peacekeepers. I bet Ukrainians in Kiev would not object, would they?
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by: Anonymous
March 01, 2014 21:59
KIev ?
No law land ?
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
March 02, 2014 00:46
Armenians didn't wait for Kadyrov's offer, before objecting.
They already joining "Custom Union" with expanding Russia.
As they say on Armenian Forum, here, last blog, responding
To some Landau, we do not understand their genetics. "Da".
_______________________________________________
Do they say they are survivals, that Caucasus and Georgia
Belong to Armenians and Russia, don't underestimate them
As well as Turkey. Just to survive, or joining suck by Russia?
Will more modest Chechen SS kill freedom for Russian ham?

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by: jojnjo from: Dublin
March 02, 2014 04:34
Firstly I could foresee these events running like they did since Ukraine's President of Greed & Power was shoved from power. Isn't it amazing how timid the West has become.They see/saw Putin putting soldiers & weaponry into Ukraine 2 days ago (they have the intelligence) & Obama says "there will be costs" (if he invades Ukraine) I mean it couldn't be any lamer. Then today, (yesterday it is now as I write this) Putin sets up the Duma to give him permission to send the troops he has already sent to Ukraine in the first instance, to invade Ukraine, after getting the new Crimean leader (his friend) to put out a statement that they need help to protect their people. But already an entire Russian Fleet plus the soldiers Putin sent in two days ago were already there to protect them.

It reads like fiction, but it is true unfortunately & then Putin was being hailed as a Peace Maker & nearly winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his canny stance on Syria (sly as a fox) and yet a partner in crime to Assad in the bloodshed there for the last 3/4 years. Which brings me to Syria? couldn't Obama now say that he'll send troops to Syria (same difference) as what's good for the goose is good for the gander? Why the world thought Putin was any different than any other megalomaniac tin pot dictator is beyond me, now he is shown his true colours as a Stalinist or even a clone of Stalin himself. As someone quipped to me the other day this quote, "Stalin is alive & well & living in Russia, in Putin". Couldn't say it better myself.

And what about Sochi, the good will he bestowed on the athletes & the whole world in the run up to his corrupt & not so successful lavish splurge. & now he's showing a pure sign of madness in his personal foray into Ukraine & is dead keen to make the Ukrainians lives as miserable as he makes the majority of Russians lives miserable & most of the Syrian populations lives miserable. This Dictator isn't happy unless he has now & in the near future got the total population of the world totally miserable. He revels in it..."Misery".

I have been writing to the BBC/NYT & so forth (& I’m banned from RT his mouthpiece propaganda organ website for my constant critic of him) for years decrying this guy's arrogance & power hungry attitude, his treatment of his own people & of course, those in Syria which he is as complicit for their misery, as is Assad. & I deplore the West & the UN for not showing more strength in dealing with him & not in stead be pussyfooting with him as if he was a kitten. He's a warmonger, an egotist, (& now) an invader & the one excuse for a human being today who is going to turn the world upside down in more utter "Misery" since the time Hitler done the same during the Second World War. The West these last years thought if they ignored things then the world would stay constant, easy-going, non threatening, well now it’s anything but & sadly for the people alive today it’s about to get more dangerous because of nearly an equal divide of evil & good & that’s a sad fact/reality. So the world (free) world that is, has to re-emerge as full players in world events again & check the world misfits who with their nice smiles & nice words are a lie of same & on the inside only carry the intentions of Satan.

& in the now Putin has all the ingredients to be just such a phenomenon.

I am sorry if my comment is regarded by you to be offensive; but are not the people of Ukraine/Syria/Russia not being a lot more offended by the misery this person is causing in the world of today?!

by: Muhammed from: Sacramento
March 02, 2014 03:36
What a generous man...I bet he cannot even sleep at nights worrying about the rights of Chechens around the world, including the Chechens living in exile in Belgium with low income. Oh yea, he wouldn't even mind sending peacekeeper Chechens to Moscow where ultranationalist movement increasingly abuses Chechens.

by: jojnjo from: Dublin
March 02, 2014 04:49
Firstly I could foresee these events running like they did since Ukraine's President of Greed & Power was shoved from power. Isn't it amazing how timid the West has become.They see/saw Putin putting soldiers & weaponry into Ukraine 2 days ago (they have the intelligence) & Obama says "there will be costs" (if he (Putin) invades Ukraine) I mean it couldn't be any lamer. Then today, (yesterday it is now as I write this) Putin sets up the Duma to give him permission to send the troops he has already sent to Ukraine in the first instance, to invade Ukraine, after getting the new Crimean leader (his friend) to put out a statement that they need help to protect their people. But already an entire Russian Fleet plus the soldiers Putin sent in two days ago were already there to protect them.

It reads like fiction, but it is true unfortunately & then Putin was being hailed as a Peace Maker & nearly winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year for his canny stance on Syria (sly as a fox) and yet a partner in crime to Assad in the bloodshed there for the last 3/4 years. Which brings me to Syria? couldn't Obama now say that he'll send troops to Syria (same difference) as what's good for the goose is good for the gander? Why the world thought Putin was any different than any other megalomaniac tin pot dictator is beyond me, now he is shown his true colours as a Stalinist or even a clone of Stalin himself. As someone quipped to me the other day this quote, "Stalin is alive & well & living in Russia, in Putin". Couldn't say it better myself.

And what about Sochi, the good will he bestowed on the athletes & the whole world in the run up to his corrupt & not so successful lavish splurge. & now he's showing a pure sign of madness in his personal foray into Ukraine & is dead keen to make the Ukrainians lives as miserable as he makes the majority of Russians lives miserable & most of the Syrian population lives miserable. This Dictator isn't happy unless he has now & in the near future got the total population of the world totally miserable. He revels in it..."Misery".

I have been writing to the BBC/NYT & so forth (& I’m banned from RT his mouthpiece propaganda organ website for my constant critic of him) for years decrying this guy's arrogance & power hungry attitude, his treatment of his own people & of course, those in Syria which he is as complicit for their misery, as is Assad. & I deplore the West & the UN for not showing more strength in dealing with him & not in stead be pussyfooting with him as if he was a kitten. He's a warmonger, an egotist, (& now) an invader & the one sad excuse for a human being today who is going to turn the world upside down in more utter "Misery" since the time Hitler done the same during the Second World War.

The West these last years thought if they ignored things then the world would stay constant, easy-going, non threatening, well now it’s anything but & sadly for the people alive today it’s about to get more dangerous because of nearly an equal divide of evil & good & that’s a sad fact/reality. So the world (free) world that is, has to re-emerge as full players in world events again & check the world misfits who with their nice smiles & nice words are a lie of same & on the inside only carry the intentions of Satan.

& in the now Putin has all the ingredients to be just such a phenomenon.

I am sorry if my comment is regarded by you to be offensive; but are not the people of Ukraine/Syria/Russia not being a lot more offended by the misery this person is causing in the world of today?!

Jaker/Dublin

by: George from: Canada
March 02, 2014 05:19
Wow, Isn't this guy something. It's a wonder that he has time to give an interview considering all the people he is currently torturing or murdering. Kadyrov, what a humanitarian you are!

by: peter from: ottawa
March 02, 2014 10:23
Radio Censor Europe, there is nothing free about your site. I hope you get hacked out of existence.
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by: g.mc arder from: Derry, N. Ireland
March 03, 2014 02:37
It is free, for the simple fact you had your comment published, even though it contained no sense whatsoever. I am sure I can welcome you back in future on behalf of Radio FREE Europe to post another one of your comments freely, but please if it's not too much trouble? Try to make it more intelligible for the readers to fully comprehend.
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by: peter from: ottawa
March 03, 2014 20:50
my comment was censored, how do know what it was. You must have me mixed up with your pro Russian buddies Evgeny aka Eugenio or jack. Both are too busy dumping their worthless rubles. in one comment I write cockroach Kadirov . If your readers Mr G.M.C Arder cant understand that then I cant make it much simpler than that. Keep making Molotov cocktails for your buddies in Derry. In the next Orange parade , they will be needed by both sides.

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
March 03, 2014 20:58
I would like to congratulate all those who have spent the months of December, January and February supporting the Euromaidan: see, the Euromaidan has won and now we are on the verge of WWIII. Good job, guys, once intercontinental ballistic missiles start flying around, you will be glad that "democracy has won" in Ukraine.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
March 05, 2014 11:00
Translation of Eugenio comment to human language:

Russia confiscated Ukraine's future using Yanukovich.
Ukrainians protested, remembering 300 years of "udavka"
genocide by Russia.
Russia wouldn't let the pray go -
they used all awaylable means, prepared in advance, since Eugenio-alike made secret pact in 1954-56 to repopulate CIS by Russians and divide Europe with Germans and Austrians, or be bombed by A-bombs, technology provided by Bechtel
to Eugenio-like.
Now Eugenio threaten use A-bombs of "Bechtele-Smektele" and Eugenio against Ukraine, as they threatened use it in Georgia in 2008.
Now Eugenio threatens West with thermo-nuclear war,
if Russia wouldn't be allowed to eat the pray -Euro-Asia, starting with Ukraine.

by: Anonymous
March 05, 2014 06:16
Halou RFERL. You make this Kadirov's advertisement free, radio free advertisement. North Caucasus is a cultural land, which is originally = Dagestan. 20 + more nations, and 80 + subgroups are need your attention. Why are you make shine this slave-trader Kadirov ?

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This blog presents analyst Liz Fuller's personal take on events in the region, following on from her work in the "RFE/RL Caucasus Report." It also aims, to borrow a metaphor from Tom de Waal, to act as a smoke detector, focusing attention on potential conflict situations and crises throughout the region. The views are the author's own and do not represent those of RFE/RL.