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More than 40 Chechen fighters killed in Ukrainian offensive near Kherson
More than 40 Chechen fighters were killed, and about 200 wounded, as a result of the October 24 Ukrainian attack on the Chechen “oil regiment” base in the Kherson region. This was reported by Sergey Khlan, the head of Ukraine’s military administration in Kherson.
In its October 24 evening report, the Ukrainian General Staff stated that the Ukrainian strike on a school building in the village of Kairi killed “up to 30” Chechen servicemen. The Chechen opposition Telegram channel 1ADAT claimed, in turn, that at least 100 people had been killed as a result of the attack on the so-called “oil regiment,” a special segment of the Russian National Guard created by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
In a video circulating on Telegram and YouTube, soldiers speaking Chechen check on one another’s wounds in a ruined building. The video’s authenticity hasn’t yet been confirmed.
Shortly after the reports of Chechen losses, Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Russia for its “weak” response to Ukrainian strikes. In a Telegram voice recording, Kadyrov said that “if a shell falls on our land, in our region, we should wipe out whole cities” in response. Kadyrov did not confirm or mention the losses attributed by others to the Chechen regiment.
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