Russia’s Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed the issue of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now “closed” and has threatened to attack Poland.
In a video posted on social networking site, Twitter, Kadyrov can be seen dismissing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and warning Poland that it will be next.
⚡️Kadyrov said that he plans to attack Poland
“Ukraine is already a closed issue. I’m interested in #Poland. After #Ukraine, if there is an order, we will show what we are capable to do in 6 seconds. Better take your weapons (Poles) from the mercenaries.” pic.twitter.com/WLesxJjX2b
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) May 25, 2022
“Ukraine is now a closed issue. After Ukraine if there is an order in six seconds, we will prove what we are capable of,” Kadyrov can be heard saying. He also demanded that Poland issues an apology to Russia’s Ambassador Sergey Andreev for the incident in the Soviet Military Cemetery in Warsaw where he was pelted with red paint. His second demand was that Poland takes back its “weapons and mercenaries,” as Poland is among countries most actively helping Ukraine.
Polish government spokesman Piotr Müller played down Kadyrov’s threats when asked to comment on Polsat News television channel. “I have to disappoint Mr. Kadyrov. The issue of Ukraine is not closed, quite the opposite. From what I see, Ukrainians are just fine in dealing with the Russian invader and colleagues of Mr. Kadyrov,” Müller replied.
He added that such threats are nothing new as they previously came from Dmitry Medvedev, one of Russia’s top state officials. “We will defend Central and Eastern Europe, and we will defend Ukraine from such individuals,” Müller assured.
Kadyrov became the leader of Chechnya loyal to Moscow after two bloody wars with Russia in 1990s. His country is a part of the Russian Federation. He is an ally of Putin and supports his aggression against Ukraine.