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Kadyrov Ready To Be Questioned Over Nemtsov Killing

Boris Nemtsov at a rally in Moscow in March 2014

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said he is ready to be formally questioned regarding the 2015 killing in Moscow of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

In an interview with TASS issued on November 28, Kadyrov called Nemtsov "Russia's enemy" and said he would fly to Moscow to answer interrogators' questions if they send him a subpoena.

Kadyrov said Nemtsov was not his personal foe or friend, adding that by killing Nemtsov, organizers of the assassination wanted to "discredit Chechnya" and get rid of Kadyrov as well as Nemtsov.

Kadyrov also called all opposition figures in Russia "traitors who are ready to sell their motherland for 30 pieces of silver," while reiterating his full loyalty to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin in February 2015.

Several men from Chechnya have been arrested and charged in the case.

Earlier in April, Nemtsov's daughter, Zhanna Nemtsova, called on Russian investigators to interrogate Kadyrov.

Based on reporting by TASS