A close ally and personal friend of Vladimir Putin is to send child soldiers to the frontline in Ukraine who are currently undergoing training.
Ramzan Kadyrov will send his three teenage sons to Ukraine, he said on Telegram, “Minor age should not interfere with the training of the defenders of our Motherland.
“The grandchildren of the First President of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russia Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov – Akhmat, Eli and Adam are 16, 15 and 14 years old respectively.
“But their military training began a long time ago, almost from an early age.
“It’s not enough just to know how to shoot. On the basis of the RUS, they are taught how to handle various weapons, how to use them at any distance, and the theoretical foundations.
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“I always believed that the main goal of any father is to instil piety in his sons and teach them to protect the family, the people, the Fatherland.
“If you want peace, prepare for war!”
Kadyrov announced that he will send his underage children to war ASAP: Ahmat, 16, Eli (15), Adam (14).
This means that Russia is legitimizing participation of underaged people in combat.
Every day I think that I've seen all of Russia's vice. But there really is no lowest point. pic.twitter.com/PJ9UKFdeks
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) October 3, 2022
The adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, Anton Gerashchenko said, “Kadyrov announced that he will send his underage children to war ASAP: Ahmat, (16), Eli (15), Adam (14).
“This means that Russia is legitimizing participation of underaged people in combat.
“Every day I think that I’ve seen all of Russia’s vice. But there really is no lowest point.”
This announcement comes days after he urged Putin and the Kremlin to deploy “low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine.”
Kadrov said, “I do not know what the defence ministry reports to the supreme commander-in-chief (Putin), but in my personal opinion, more drastic measures should be taken.”