When Russian President Vladimir Putin is gone, Chechnya will become a free country, known as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, said Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, in an interview with the online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

"They have such an agreement that Putin gives him everything: money, preferences, opportunities, medals – I mean, everything. Instead, Ichkeria remains part of Russia. As soon as Putin is gone, Ichkeria will become a free country. Whether with Kadyrov or not, believe me, it will happen – very, very soon," Danilov stressed.

He added that Putin is intimidated by Ramzan Kadyrov, the current Chechnya leader, given that "he is someone who can cause him plenty of trouble."

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Danilov points out that it is widely known, including by Ramzan Kadyrov, that it was Putin who gave the order to kill Kadyrov's father. And, according to Chechnya’s laws, there should be a mandatory response.

"Why Kadyrov doesn't do that is a separate conversation. Putin is afraid of Kadyrov because this is a man who can give him a huge hassle," Danilov remarked.

Kadyrov junior became a turncoat and was richly rewarded for his savagery in suppressing his own Chechen nation by Putin. All the attributes of local power and wealth, even evidently phony academic titles were bestowed on him. He was even allowed to develop his own, in effect, private army of assassins and fighters which Putin has utilized for his own purposes.

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