Ramzan Kadyrov (on the left) and Muslim Khuchiev. Photo: screenshot of the video by the user Grozny TV Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j10y3N7YV40

19 February 2019, 10:55

Kadyrov announced return to work after course of droppers

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has explained the appointment of Muslim Khuchiev as the acting head of the republic by his ailment (cold), adding that he has returned to office.

Muslim Khuchiev, the chairman of the Chechen government, was appointed as acting head of the republic for the time of Kadyrov's illness. According to the website of the administration of the head and government of Chechnya, Khuchiev held this position since February 11.

Information about Kadyrov's vacation or illness was not published. The wording "temporary incapacity" implies a sick leave, the lawyers interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

According to Kadyrov, he caught a cold while visiting highland areas. He explained that he had instructed Khuchiev to temporarily perform his duties, so that he would represent Chechnya at "important serious events."

"My body is strong; I received droppers for just two days. Everything is fine now. Since February 16, I have been fully fulfilling my duties," Kadyrov has added, advising people to go in for sports in order to "quickly cope with illnesses."

The journalists' interest in the temporary delivery of powers was criticized by Djambulat Umarov, the Chechen Minister for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information.

"Kadyrov is not an iron man, and nothing human is alien to him," the "Dozhd" (Rain) TV Channel quotes the Minister as saying.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 19, 2019 at 01:43 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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