Chechnya Leader Burns Al-Quran Soldiers in Ukrainian Uniforms, Offers Huge Prizes
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Photos/tasks
CHECHNYA – The leader of Russia’s Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov was outraged in response to a viral video showing soldiers in Ukrainian uniforms burning Korans.
Kadyrov immediately offered a generous reward for the “removal” of Ukrainian soldiers who were caught on video desecrating the Koran.
The footage, reposted by Russian officials, shows two men in what appear to be Ukrainian military uniforms using pages from the Muslim holy book to start a fire.
Posted to Telegram on Friday, Kadyrov insisted, “Simply issuing a formal condemnation of the actions of the Ukrainian pests who recently burned pages from the Koran will not be enough.”
“I am announcing a reward of five million rubles ($1 billion) to eradicate this rubbish,” Kadyrov wrote.
He added that the reward would be twice as high if the Quran desecrator was caught alive.
The Chechen leader stressed the award could be claimed at any time in the future.
“Whenever that happens, today, tomorrow, in a year, the money will be waiting. And it doesn’t matter who does it: a platoon, a group, one person, a neighbor in the trench, the money will be handed over in full,” he said.