Chechen Leader Threatens Revenge on Germany Over Tank Deliveries to Ukraine. Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has threatened revenge against Germany in response to imminent Western tank deliveries to Ukraine. The 46-year-old Caucasus despot, whose troops are fighting in Ukraine, called for revenge against Germany in an interview and expressed a desire to “punch Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the face”.
Kadyrov’s comments were made in an interview on Russian state television that could still be accessed on the website of the propaganda show “60 Minutes” on Wednesday. He said that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz must be “punched in the face” for his statements about Russia. Putin had also criticized the fact that German tanks would soon be shooting at Russian soldiers for the first time since World War II. He threatened to use not only tank technology in response to the attackers.
Kadyrov’s comments followed the announcement by Germany that it would be sending tanks to Ukraine to support the country’s fight against Russian-backed separatists. In response, Kadyrov threatened to return Russian troops to German territory, stating that “we must return, this is our territory” referring to the Soviet occupation period after 1945.
According to Kadyrov, the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the territory of former East Germany in the 1990s (which was completed in the summer of 1994) was a historical mistake. Kadyrov said those responsible, such as former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev who died last year, should have been punished as “traitors”. Kadyrov said “we must slowly infiltrate there (in Germany), so that we can control them at any time”.
Kadyrov also said that only by having foreign troops stationed in their country would the Germans “understand their place in the hierarchy”. He was not impressed by the possibility of confrontation with NATO or the threat of a nuclear war. He said he was not afraid of that, “we will win and destroy them”. In the past year, Kadyrov had also “recommended” the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict.
Germany’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine has been met with criticism from Russia, which sees the move as an escalation of the conflict in the region. The move has also been met with criticism from some in Germany, who argue that it could provoke Russia and lead to a larger conflict.
The German government has defended its decision to send tanks to Ukraine, stating that it is necessary to support the country in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. The government has also stressed that the tanks will not be used to attack Russian troops, but rather to provide defensive support to Ukrainian forces.
The conflict in Ukraine has been ongoing since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and supported separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The conflict has claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people and has caused widespread destruction in the region. The situation has been further complicated by Russia’s military intervention in the region, which has been widely condemned by the international community.