Ramzan Kadyrov: If I was in charge of the Ukrainian issue, I would have resolved it long ago

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not allow Western countries to place military bases in Ukraine. During the annual press conference, Kadyrov noted that Kiev is pursuing an anti-Russian policy. And if he had been instructed, he would have solved the "Ukrainian problematic issue" long ago.

In his opinion, the territory of Ukraine for the West will be a place for the deployment of military bases to dictate their terms to Russian Federation. "I am sure our president will not allow this," Kadyrov said.

Ukraine and Russia have issues concerning Russian support for Donbass separatists (which Ukrainian government and its supporters call "Russo-Ukrainian war) and over Crimea.

After the US/EU supported coup in Ukraine, in February 2014, the authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol held a referendum on reunification with Russia. Overwhelming majority voted for reunification with Russia. On March 18th, 2014, President Putin signed an agreement on the admission of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation, and on March 21st it was ratified by the Federal Assembly. Despite the convincing results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize Crimea as part of Russia