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Chechen leader Kadyrov sends three teenage sons, one aged 14, to fight in Ukraine

’The time has come to show themselves in a real battle,’ says warlord

Joe Middleton
Tuesday 04 October 2022 16:37 BST
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Chechen leader and key Vladimir Putin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has revealed that he has sent his three young sons to fight in Ukraine.

The warlord has been a vocal champion of the conflict in Ukraine, with Chechen forces forming part of the vanguard of the Russian army, and even advocated using nuclear weapons in the war over the weekend.

And now the Chechen forces will be joined on the frontline by his sons Akhmat, 16, Eli, 15, and Adam, 14, reports Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.

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