Kadyrov likens creation of “fifth column” to betrayal
The leader of Chechnya supported Putin’s words about the “biggest crime.”
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, supported president Vladimir Putin in assessing treason as the “biggest crime” for which one has to be punished. In his Telegram channel, Kadyrov noted that “treason causes enormous damage to the country's economic and military power, political and public stability,” and “for this it is necessary to bring the perpetrators to strict responsibility.”
“I am sure that any attempts to create a kind of the “fifth column” in Russia, whoever was behind this, should be taken as betrayal and treason,” Kadyrov wrote.
In an interview with The Financial Times, Putin, commenting on the international scandal on the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergey Skrypal, said that “treason is the biggest crime that can exist, and the traitors should be punished.”