Chechen leader comments on his interview with HBO
The latest interview with the leader of Russia's Chechen Republic, where he dismissed the US as too weak to be Russia's enemy, has been widely cited in the media. Ramzan Kadyrov later commented on his words.
When the interviewer asked him if he regarded the US as Russia’s enemy, Kadyrov responded that "America is not really a strong enough state for us to regard it as an enemy of Russia," Kadyrov said in an interview with HBO Real Sports cable television show.
"They know that I’m one of those who are ready to give up life for Russia and that I have a good army capable of attacking and defending. We’ll see how things go for everyone."
Kadyrov later commented on his words on his Telegram channel:
"These are not just simple words. We will do it. We are ready to give up our lives for our state," he wrote.