During an Instagram video broadcast, which was later uploaded to YouTube , the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said he is ready to oppose Russia if the country’s authorities support the current government of Myanmar, which oppresses Muslims.
“Even if Russia supports those Shaitans who commit crimes, I am against Russia’s position. I have my own vision, my position,” he stressed.
Kadyrov said that it has been suggested to him many times to send troops to Myanmar, but he cannot make such a decision all on his own. The head of Chechnya is sure that “no one today will support murderers and rapists,” but he stressed that politicians should be treated with understanding, because “there are certain nuances related to state policy.”
At least 400 people were killed last week in Myanmar as a result of clashes between the army and police and representatives of the ethnic minority of the Rohingya, who profess Islam. Another 40,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
In response, on September 3, a large-scale uncoordinated rally of Muslims took place in Moscow. And on September 4 in Grozny, many thousands rallied in support of the Rohingya.