President Vladimir Putin commented on the statements of the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov: the politician expressed readiness to act against Russia, if the country’s leadership will support the “devils” in Myanmar, oppresses Muslims. The head of state assured that there is no opposition in these words he saw.
Putin said that the words of Kadyrov – this is a personal opinion that has the right to every person regardless of his official position. “As regional leaders, is also in full their concerns,” said the Russian President at a press conference in China, which ended the BRICS summit.
The Russian leader stressed that in recent statements, Kadyrov’s “no opposition”. The President also asked for “calm down”, noting that Russian authorities are “against all violence” and urged the Myanmar authorities to bring the situation under control.
Recall that on 3 September at the Embassy of Myanmar in Moscow held a mass unsanctioned rally against the persecution of Muslim ethnic Rohingya, the police did not disperse.
Later, the head of Chechnya said in social media about the readiness to speak out against Russia’s position, if that would support official authorities predominantly Buddhist Myanmar in conflict with the Rohingya. “Even if Russia will support those devils who are committing crimes, I am against Russia’s position, because I have my own vision, its own position,” — said Kadyrov.
4 September rally in support of Muslims was held in Grozny, the square in front of the mosque “Heart of Chechnya”. According to the police report, it came to 1.1 million people (the entire population of Chechnya is 1,394 million).
On the same day, Kadyrov thanked Putin for his condemnation of the tyranny against the Rohingya, noting that he remains “loyal foot soldier” of the President of Russia, and those who are trying to distort the meaning of his words, are “in deep moral ditch.”
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