The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) on Tuesday said Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s recent shoot-to-kill orders against antisemitic protesters could have come due to Kremlin concerns about waning power in territories ‘on the periphery’ of Russia.On Sunday night, hundreds of angry rioters stormed onto the landing field at the Makhachkala airport in the Russian republic of Dagestan.
‘While Kadyrov’s comments were interpreted by some that he was showing unexpected support for Israel, the ISW said his statement ‘suggests that Russian officials may be increasingly concerned about the weakening of authoritarian control in regions on the periphery of the Russian Federation.’Newsweek reached out to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via email for comment Tuesday night.
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