Chechnya’s Akhmat special forces unit is heading back to Ukraine, according to their commander, Apti Alaudinov. The fighters had previously been deployed to Rostov-on-Don in Russia to confront a rebellion led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, chief of the private military company (PMC) Wagner.
- Akhmat special forces, hailing from Chechnya, are returning to their combat positions in Ukraine, following an order from their commander, Apti Alaudinov.
- The unit, composed of fighters of various nationalities, was commended by Alaudinov for their readiness to defend Russia against any enemy.
- Previously, these fighters were deployed to the city of Rostov-on-Don in Russia to perform a counter-terrorism operation.
- The counter-terrorism operation was directed against a rebellion initiated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of the Wagner private military company.
- The deployment involved not only the Akhmat special forces but also members of the 78th Special Motorized Regiment North-Akhmat.