Ukrainian intelligence officials claim pro-Kremlin Chechen leader is gravely ill

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

© APA | Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov

# 16 September 2023 21:59 (UTC +04:00)

The pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is gravely ill, a spokesperson for Ukrainian Defense Intelligence claimed Saturday, citing "various sources in the medical and political circles," APA reports citing CNN.

“There is information that the war criminal Kadyrov is in a serious condition and the diseases that were there have worsened and caused such a serious condition," spokesperson Andriy Yusov told Ukrainian media.

His ill health was not due to an injury, Yusov added.

“He has been ill for a long time, and we are talking about systemic health problems,” he said. “For the last few days, he has been in a serious condition.”