Ramzan Kadyrov, a leader in Russia’s Chechnya region and an ally of Vladimir Putin, has announced that he will take full control of the Azovostal metal plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. News Reuters.
Today, Tuesday (April 19), Kadyrov said in an audio message on his telegram channel, “Today, with the help of the Almighty, we will take full control of Azovstal.”
Earlier, Russian troops called on Ukrainian forces stationed at the Azovstal plant to surrender their weapons by noon. The time has already passed.
Earlier, on March 25, Kadyrov demanded the release of City Hall in Mariupol. In a telegram message, Kadyrov said Chechen fighters had said in a radio message that they had liberated the Mariupol authorities’ building and hoisted our (Russian) flag over it.
Ramzan Kadyrov’s absolute dominance in Russia’s Chechnya region. He is also known as a close ally of Putin. Shortly after the outbreak of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, Kadyrov announced that Russia would fight Chechen fighters against Ukraine. Once they fought against the Russian army, but now they are fighting for Russia.
It is noteworthy that Russian forces have recently intensified their attacks in Ukraine. Especially in the eastern part of Ukraine. Currently, the Russian port city of Mariupol is being attacked by Russian forces. Russian troops have repeatedly urged Ukrainian forces there to surrender, but Zelensky’s troops have refused.