×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Chechen Charity to Donate $7.5 Million to Eastern Ukraine

A charity linked to Ramzan Kadyrov has been gathering millions in funds for those in war-torn eastern Ukraine.

A charity affiliated with the president of impoverished Chechnya will provide $7.5 million in humanitarian funds to benefit war-torn areas of eastern Ukraine, the Chechen leader said Wednesday.

The money will go toward medical supplies and equipment, Ramzan Kadyrov said on his Instagram feed.

"These people need help. And we will provide it," he urged, after claiming that dozens of children, women, and elderly people had been killed in the conflict.

The charity, The Akhmad Kadyrov Public Foundation, is named after the Chechen president's late father and presided over by Kadyrov Jr.'s mother Aimani.

Kadyrov Jr. has claimed that the foundation is sponsored by unspecified wealthy friends of his father, a repentant militant who served as Chechnya's first president until he was assassinated by terrorists in 2004.

Chechnya, which survived 15 years of separatist and jihadi strife, gets most of its income from federal subsidies.

But this has not stopped Kadyrov from indulging in vanity projects, from lavish parties attended by Hollywood stars, to the creation of Russia's biggest mosque.

Kadyrov confirmed last month that Chechen volunteers are also fighting for the pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

He also threatened officials of the Ukrainian government, which is fighting the insurgency, and offered to send 74,000 Chechens to Ukraine to "sort out the mess" there.

See also:

Chechnya's Kadyrov 'Blacklists' Obama, EU Officials Over Ukraine

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more