Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment Chechen troops carry out combat missions in Ukraine as republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims he has the right formula to guarantee Russian victory.
Kadyrov, 45, head of the Chechen Republic, said on 14th June: “With martial skills alone, the battle cannot be won. Reliable intelligence, coordinates of enemy firing positions and a detachment of courageous fighters are needed to complete the mission.
“If all of the above points are met, the victory of our guys is inevitable. Fortunately for us, and with great regret for the opposing side, this is exactly the algorithm of action that the fighters of the allied forces adhere to.
“My dear brother, Musa Akhmatov, commander of the PPSP regiment of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Grozny, together with his comrades, very carefully checks every corner where the enemy can possibly hide. Not a single Banderite or nationalist trash can hide from Musa’s keen eye.”
“The work of our scouts is always fraught with high risk as they are the first to enter enemy territory. Apparently, the last scouting sortie was successful. The enemy has been detected, now it’s up to the assault squads and artillery. Soon it will be hot on the Ukrainians’ heels and we, in turn, will celebrate another victory!”
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 111th day of the campaign.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 14th June, Russia had lost 32,500 personnel, 1,434 tanks, 3,503 armoured fighting vehicles, 721 artillery systems, 229 multiple launch rocket systems, 97 anti-aircraft systems, 213 warplanes, 179 helicopters, 2,473 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 warships/boats, 588 drones, 54 pieces of special equipment and 125 cruise missiles.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grants Ukraine the status of candidate country for EU membership. Some 438 MEPs voted in favour of the resolution, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Turkey has raised legitimate concerns in its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance and that talks to find a solution will continue.