MOSCOW, October 5 – Novosti. Vladimir Putin awarded the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the rank of Colonel General of the Internal Troops, the Chechen politician announced this on his Telegram channel.
“I want to share with you one more good news. The President of Russia awarded me the rank of Colonel General. The decree was issued under the number 709. Vladimir Vladimirovich personally informed me about this and congratulated me,” he wrote.
Kadyrov thanked Putin for his high appraisal and promised to “justify the trust placed in advance.” He also stated that now “our soldiers are conducting successful offensive operations in the DPR and in the Kherson region.”
“One by one, they liberate settlements and strategically important points. Literally at this moment, Russian units with fierce battles continue to move forward,” the head of the region added.
Since the spring of this year, Kadyrov has been a lieutenant general of the internal troops. In 2004, he also received the title of Hero of Russia.