Senior Chechen commander and member of Russia’s parliament, Adam Delimkhanov, was reportedly wounded in Ukraine, sparking a flurry of conflicting reports about his health. While Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov initially described Delimkhanov as “incommunicado”, later claims emerged saying he is “alive and well”. The ambiguous nature of these updates and inconsistencies in a video featuring the two men has led to speculation about the truth of Delimkhanov’s condition.
- Adam Delimkhanov, a Chechen commander and member of Russia’s parliament, is reported to be wounded in Ukraine, sparking inconsistent reports about his state.
- Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, first reported Delimkhanov as “incommunicado,” then later contradicted this with a claim that he was “not even wounded”, accusing Ukrainians of spreading misinformation.
- Kadyrov’s appeal for Ukrainian intelligence’s help in finding Delimkhanov, along with a posted video of the two, has raised further questions due to inconsistencies and potential manipulation detected in the clip.
- Despite later claims from Russian officials stating that Delimkhanov is “alive and well”, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed significant concern over the reports of the MP’s injuries, indicating that the situation is still unclear.
- The incident involving Delimkhanov comes amidst reports of another high-ranking military figure, Maj Gen Sergei Goryachev, allegedly killed in a missile strike, highlighting the escalating dangers for Russian officials in the conflict with Ukraine.
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