Kadyrov says journalist who reported mass detentions in regional government should find husband and calm down 

Kadyrov says journalist who reported mass detentions in regional government should find husband and calm down
Ramzan Kadyrov

Earlier, a reporter at Novaya Gazeta, Elena Milashina, said there was a “mopping-up” operation in Ramzan Kadyrov’s team.

The head of the Chechen Republic appealed to his subordinates asking to find a Chechen husband for Novaya Gazeta journalist Elena Milashina, who had written about the "mopping-up" in his entourage.

“She wants to get married; she holds a grudge. We’ll get her married and arrange her life. She seemed to be holding a grudge against the Chechens,” Kadyrov said on the air of the Grozny TV channel.

Akhmed Dudayev, the assistant to the head of Chechnya, spoke in more detail about the order. He suggested that the journalist may hold some grudges because some Chechen men had broken her heart, after which he announced the search for a “strong young man” among Chechens for Milashina. Dudayev also expressed hope that having gotten successfully married, the journalist would "calm down" and look for other newsworthy things.

Earlier, the Novaya Gazeta correspondent, Elena Milashina, reported on a “mopping-up” operation, which is allegedly carried out in Ramzan Kadyrov’s team. Manifestation of disrespect for the family of the Chechen leader was said to have been the main reason for the detentions. The Chechen authorities said they regarded such reports as "fake news that are not worth to be commented on." Later, Kadyrov denied the information himself, calling it “fiction” and a carefully planned campaign to create a negative image of the leadership of Chechnya.

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