The forces of the Chechen special forces of the Russian Guard “Akhmat” together with the troops of the LPR and the DPR, they took control of the territory of the Knauf plant in Soledar (Donetsk region). This was stated by acting. commander of “Akhmat” Akhmed Saidarkhanov in a video posted on the Telegram channel of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
“Allied forces in the city of Soledar took control of the territory of the Knauf plant”,— the message says.
According to Kadyrov, a special military operation of Russian troops in Ukraine is going on as usual. President Vladimir Putin announced its beginning on the morning of February 24.
The Chechen military went to Ukraine a little later than the start of the military operation, later Kadyrov repeatedly reported on volunteers who went there. The head of Chechnya assured that they would pass through the hottest spots. He repeatedly reported on their actions as part of a military operation. After the territories of the Lugansk region of Ukraine were taken under the complete control of the Russian military and the forces of the republics of Donbass, the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, awarded Kadyrov the title of hero of the republic and thanked the Chechens for their help “in the confrontation with the Ukrainian Nazis.”
The actions of the Chechen units in the Donbass became one from the topics of conversations between Kadyrov and Putin. The head of the region met with the president in early August on the sidelines of Putin's summit with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.