The Kremlin-appointed leader of Chechnya is criticizing the Russian army as a Ukrainian counteroffensive recaptured occupied territory.
“They have made mistakes and I think they will draw the necessary conclusions,” Ramzan Kadyrovv said in an audio message posted to his Telegram channel on Sunday, which was translated by The Guardian.
Kadyrovv, a close ally of Vladimir Putin says he will be “forced to speak with the leadership of the defence ministry and the leadership of the country to explain the real situation on the ground to them,” if there are no changes in strategy soon.
“It’s a very interesting situation,” he said. “It’s astounding, I would say.”
Kadyrovv criticisms come after Ukraine launched an effective counteroffensive, reclaiming broad swaths of the country’s southern and eastern region. Meanwhile in Moscow, 30 Russian municipal deputies signed a petition calling for Putin to resign, according to The Hill.