GROZNY, January 16 (Itar-Tass) —— Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov described the article by Vladimir Putin published by the newspaper Izvestia on Monday as that of a patriot, reflecting the policy “wise in its firmness.”
Kadyrov believes the program article reflects experience, insight and civil courage of Putin who “has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to take the country out of an abyss.”
The head of Chechnya recalled the times when Russia’s adversaries “were attacking the country, each trying to grab a slice,” but in the long run “they have miscalculated, and not even terrorists and extremists sent here in large numbers to try duping the people and stirring up a fire in the North Caucasus could help them.”
Kadyrov believes their defeat is explained by the fact that Putin has been able to turn weapons on the enemies, declaring an “uncompromised war on terrorists” in which he was wholly supported by the Chechen people.
“I am sure that at the presidential election on March 4 the Chechen people will express their attitude to the political leader who ensured the republic’s return to the peaceful route,” Kadyrov stressed.