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Ramzan Kadyrov comes under fire after Ukraine boasted as an online post placing Chechen leader in Russia | World | News

The Chechen leader posted a post on social media showing him kneeling and praying with a machine gun by his side at a gas station. But the photo, which urges Moscow to “take back Ukraine” and “liberate” the people, also reveals that Kadyrov is still in Russia.

The Pulsar logo above the gas station, visible on Kadyrov’s right shoulder, means the picture must have been taken in Russia.

Despite claiming to be outside the besieged city of Mariupol, the Pulsar gas station is only inside the Russian Federation.

The Pulsar belongs to the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft.

The Telegraph reported the social media post was Kadyrov’s second chance at seeking glory by claiming to have taken up arms in the war effort.

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In a separate post, the Chechen leader released a video claiming he had met the leaders after elite troops were sent from the region to the Ukrainian city.

However, Kadyrov was seen hosting a Russian official in the Chechen capital, Grozny.

But the latest posts come after Kadyrov undermined the Kremlin’s official negotiating position on Wednesday.

The Chechen leader released a video recorded from inside his office targeting Moscow’s chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky for voicing a compromise solution in talks with his Kyiv counterparts during peace talks in Istanbul on Tuesday.

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