Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov commented on reports of the possible departure from the post of head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
When asked by a journalist about whether there was clarity regarding the intentions of the head of the republic, the Kremlin representative replied that he was not aware of “any development” of this issue.
On the eve of Peskov said in an interview TASSthat at the moment Kadyrov continues to lead the Republic of Chechnya.
On September 3, Kadyrov declared that he was “a long-liver among the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.”
He recalled that he had been in charge of the region for 15 years, and quoted a Caucasian proverb that “no matter how long-awaited the guest is, his departure will be pleasant.” In the caption for the publication in Telegram, he indicated that “he himself noticed that he had stayed too long,” and expressed the opinion that he “well deserved an indefinite and long vacation.”
Kadyrov has been heading the Chechen Republic since 2007, the longest of any other head of the Russian regions.