Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Archival photoGROZNY, May 9. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, published a video on his Telegram channel showing soldiers of the region’s special forces clearing shelters abandoned by Banderists in the liberated town of Popasnaya in the LPR. The video posted by Kadyrov shows that Ukrainian troops left their positions in a hurry, leaving their weapons and military uniforms. An off-screen voice in Chechen suggests that the Banderists fled, dressed in women's or civilian clothes. “Practically every house and every street here is littered with modern weapons, which the nationalists threw at the first threat. Machine guns, javelins, dry rations and even food storages of Bandera are now at our disposal. Thus, the vaunted assistance to the Ukrainian army, provided by the countries of Europe and America, ultimately benefits us,” Kadyrov wrote. Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” bloody crimes against civilians” of Donbass. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, on March 25, they completed the main tasks of the first stage – they significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.