While the Russian military operation on the Ukrainian territory is turning into its 74th day, the battles are still going on in the Ukrainian east.
The President of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced today, Sunday, that his soldiers had taken control of most of the city of Bubasna in eastern Ukraine.
“Chechen special forces fighters have taken control of most of Popasna,” Kadyrov, who often described himself as a “foot soldier” under the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, wrote in a post on the messaging app Telegram.
“The main streets and central neighborhoods of the city have been completely disinfected,” he added.
On the other hand, Ukrainian officials stressed that the battle for control of the town located in the country is continuing, according to Reuters reported.
He sharpens his forces
It is noteworthy that since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the Chechen leader has repeatedly appeared on his Telegram account to galvanize his forces participating in the fighting alongside the Russian forces, on Ukrainian soil.
This close ally of the Kremlin announced, more than once, its support for Moscow, stressing that its forces would soon control eastern Ukraine and later enter the capital, Kyiv, in order to liberate it from the “Nazis,” as he put it.
Russia announced in late March that it would launch the second phase of its military operation in Ukraine, focusing on eastern Ukraine in order to “liberate the Donbass region”, part of which is already in the hands of the Russians.
The Russian forces are seeking to control these areas in order to link them to Hasar land with the south of the country, especially the Crimea, which Russia annexed to its territory in 2014.