Status: 15.09.2023, 20:10 p.m.
By: Bona Hyun
Putin's bloodhound Kadyrov is apparently in a coma. © picture alliance/dpa/AP
Putin's bloodhound Kadyrov is said to be seriously ill. He apparently has to fly to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment.
Moscow – There has been much speculation about the health of Chechnya's ruler Ramzan Kadyrov. Now the condition of Kadyrov, also known as Putin's bloodhound, is said to have worsened. "The information is confirmed by various sources in medical and political circles. This is not about injuries. Other details still need to be clarified. He has been ill for a long time, and we are talking about systemic health problems," said a representative of the main intelligence service of Ukraine, Andrei Yusov, according to Nexta. Kadyrov is even said to be in a coma, several Telegram channels report.
Putin worried? Kadyrov apparently in critical condition
Kadyrov was brought to Moscow by plane. The local doctors apparently could not help him, so he returned to Chechnya. This is reported by the Ukrainian website "Obozrevatel". Now Kadyrov is expected to be transported abroad for treatment, most likely to the United Arab Emirates. For some time, rumors had been accumulating that he was suffering from severe kidney problems and even the after-effects of a poisoning attempt.
Kadyrov denied rumors of critical health
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov recently stressed that he was in good health. "I am healthy and full of energy," Kadyrov said in a Telegram post (March 2023), adding that he was "sorry to worry everyone" who hoped he was "terminally ill." "As always, I play sports, go hiking in the mountains and solve issues that are important for the development of the republic," Kadyrov said.
Kadyrov is one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest confidants. Like the late former Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, Kadyrov is notorious for his brutality. Most recently, the Telegram channel "VChK-OGPU" reported that Kadyrov had Chechnya's Deputy Prime Minister, Elkhan Suleimanov, buried alive. He blamed Suleimanov, who was also his personal physician, for his physical problems. The latter had given him injections, Kadyrov believed he had fallen ill as a result and even accused him of poisoning. (bohy)