GROZNY (Realist English). The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that Russia is a federal state in which regions can initiate any initiatives, and one of such initiatives today should be “self—mobilization”.
“There is no need to wait for the Kremlin to declare martial law, or vice versa, to sit out while waiting for the end of the special military operation in the Ukraine. The head of each subject of Russia today must prove his willingness to help the state. And this help should be expressed not by verbal speeches or banal car rallies, but by concrete actions that will help the fighters.
I believe that every head of the region is quite able to prepare, train and staff at least one thousand volunteers. For a single subject, this is not such a large amount, I would even say that this is the minimum that subjects must fulfill to begin with. But on the scale of the state, this is an impressive military contingent of 85 thousand people – almost an army.” the head of Chechnya wrote in his telegram channel.
In his opinion, the issue of solving the tasks of the special operation could be closed in the shortest possible time:
“And all this, mind you, without the announcement of mobilization. I know from experience that there are enough sincere patriots in our country who are ready to join the ranks of volunteers.”
Thousands of volunteers from Chechnya are taking part in Russia’s special operation on the territory of the former Ukraine along with regular Chechen units. All volunteers before being sent to the combat zone are trained at the “Russian Spetsnaz University”, which was established with the support of Ramzan Kadyrov.