Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is sending his three teenage sons – aged 14, 15, and 16 – to war in Ukraine, the strongman wrote Monday on Telegram.
“The grandsons of the first president of the Chechen Republic, the Hero of Russia Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov, Akhmat, Eli and Adam are aged 16, 15 and 14 respectively, but their military training began long ago, almost in childhood,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram. “It is not enough just to know how to shoot… Akhmat, Eli and Adam are ready to use their skills in the zone of the special military operation, and I’m not kidding,” Kadrov wrote.
“It’s time they show their worth in real combat, and I can only welcome their wish. Soon, they will leave for the front, for the most difficult sections of the line of contact,” Kadyrov said.
The three sons are now learning how to handle various weapons, to use them at any distance, as well as studying basic theory.
“I have always believed that the main goal of any father is to cultivate in his sons the fear of God and teach them to defend their family, people and homeland,” Kadyrov wrote. “If you want peace, prepare for war.”
The boys’ youth should not stand in the way of their service, he said.