Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov – a close ally of Vladimir Putin – is said to be seriously ill with kidney problems, fearing ‘poisoning’.
The fanatical pro-war fanatic who has advocated the use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine reportedly summoned a leading doctor from the United Arab Emirates because he “does not trust” Moscow doctors.
The kidney disease was the cause of Kadyrov’s surprise absence from Putin’s state of the nation speech last month, several opposition sources claimed. It was also said to have led to his recent “bloated” appearance, as seen in a recent meeting at his palace in the Chechen capital of Grozny with Denis Pushilin, head of the invaded Donetsk People’s Republic.
Although 46-year-old Kadyrov is one of Putin’s closest allies, the Chechen strongman – reportedly a father of 14 children with currently three wives – has strongly attacked the conduct of the war, especially by the Russian defense ministry and certain generals.
The allegations suggest that Kadyrov may have been poisoned, a fate that allegedly befell his close ally Major General Apti Alaudinov, 50, in an “attempted assassination” last month.
Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov (right) has been a close ally of Vladimir Putin
The fanatical pro-war fanatic Ramzan Kadyrov (center) has advocated the use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine
Kidney disease allegedly responsible for Kadyrov’s surprise absence from Putin’s state of the nation speech last month
The Chechen leader’s luxury private jet was known to have made several trips to the UAE recently, and he has been less visible than usual in recent weeks.
Kazakh journalist Azamat Maytanov, citing his own sources, claimed that Kadyrov may be terminally ill, with poisoning as a possible cause.
“There is information that the chief nephrologist of the UAE, Dr. Yasin Ibrahim El-Shahat, a well-known doctor with 30 years of experience, has arrived in Grozny (the capital of Chechnya), “Maytanov wrote on his Telegram channel.
‘His expertise lies in the field of nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, glomerulonephritis and acute renal failure.
“Kadyrov is reportedly very ill and has serious kidney problems.”
Exiled Kremlin foe Leonid Nevzlin repeated the claims, which were also reported by Bild in Germany.
“My sources confirm this,” he said. “Kadyrov is being treated in the UAE, and when he is in Grozny for a short time, a nephrologist from Abu Dhabi comes to see him especially.
“Kadyrov clearly has no faith in Russian doctors. There are reasons.
“My sources say that (problems with) kidneys are a symptom of poisoning and Kadyrov is afraid of that.”
Ramzan Kadyrov strongly attacked the course of the war, especially by the Russian Ministry of Defense and certain generals. He is pictured (right) with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
Kadyrov had “made too many enemies among the generals who have access to the GRU’s developments” Photo: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu
Putin’s warlord Ramzan Kadyrov (left) in a police uniform with some of his awards pinned to the chest
Kadyrov had “made too many enemies among the generals who have access to the GRU’s developments.”
The GRU is the Russian military intelligence agency, blamed for the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018.
Putin’s FSB has also carried out poisoning attacks, for example on opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Siberia in 2020 and enemy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.
Ukraine’s Telegram channel Trukha claimed that “(Kadyrov) has put on a lot of weight in recent months and looks very swollen.”
When Alaudinov was poisoned last month, Kadyrov said: “An investigation into the assassination attempt is underway, with those involved being identified.”
There were “already results” from this probe, he said.
Putin promoted Kadyrov to colonel general in Russia’s National Guard last October.
A month earlier, he urged Putin to consider “declaring martial law in the border areas and using low-yield nuclear weapons” to overcome his latest military humiliations in Ukraine.
Despite rumors about his health, Kadyrov urged Putin to crack down on “saboteurs” who entered Russia’s Bryansk region from Ukraine this week.
Ramzan Kadyrov is the head of the Chechen Republic
The poisoning was also said to have led to the recent “bloated” appearance of its Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov
‘Shoot to kill. To not only deal with them, but also bring their families, who may be living in Russia, to justice,” he urged on his Telegram channel.
“Check them thoroughly and carefully. Experience shows that without their help, indulgence and approval such terrorist acts do not take place.’
He again demanded martial law, claiming that Ukraine had unleashed a “war without rules.”
“It is necessary to treat all participants of the sortie to the Bryansk region in the strictest way, as harshly and even cruelly as possible,” he said.
“Do not only do business with them, but also bring to justice their families who may be living on the territory of Russia.”