MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Chechnya’s head Ramzan Kadyrov has announced a $1 mln reward for information on the whereabouts of two Ukrainian volunteer battalions, as he himself said on Telegram.
"I am announcing that a one million dollar reward <...> will be paid to anyone who provides information on the whereabouts of the so-called Sheikh Mansur and Dudayev battalions," Kadyrov said in an audio address, adding that a benefactor was ready to donate money for the reward. "We cannot let them go, we must eliminate them," Chechnya’s head stressed.
Kadyrov said earlier that Chechen forces involved in Russia’s special operation in Ukraine had launched a mission to eliminate mercenary groups active in the Lugansk People’s Republic. According to him, "they mostly include the so-called Ichkerian, Georgian and other battalions of criminals."
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation based on a request from the heads of the Donbass republics. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories, and the goal was to demilitarize and denazify the country. In response, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan and a number of other countries imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities.