Chechen leader tells men to open fire on Russian federal troops if they act without approval

April 23, 2015 9:15 AM

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Chechen leader tells men to open fire on Russian federal troops if they act without approval

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov talks with the press in the Chechen regional capital, Grozny, Russia. Ramzan Kadyrov’s comments on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 send a worrying sign about a potential rift between him and the Kremlin. The head of Chechnya has allowed local security forces to open fire on federal troops if they operate in the region without his approval. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File) (The Associated Press)

MOSCOW – The head of Chechnya has allowed local security forces to open fire on Russian federal troops if they operate in the region without his approval.

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