After six months of hostilities on Ukrainian territory, the survivors of Grupo Wagner they will be “released and forgiven”, according to the British intelligence service.
After the completion of their sentences and in recognition for his performance in the warthe fighters of Grupo Wagner They can get their social life back. As reported by the agency Europa Press“about half” of those recruited “have been killed or wounded.”
What is the “Wagner Group”, the Russian private militia that would have orders to kill Zelenski
“The period of prisoner recruitment by the Wagner Group peaked in autumn 2022, when the mercenaries were given a commutation of sentences after six months of service,” they said. And they added that “approximately half of the conscripted prisoners have been killed or wounded” in combat.
Thus, they stated that “the evidence from Russia indicates that the group is respecting its promise to free the survivors” and pointed out that “the certificates delivered to released Wagner Group veterans show that they were endorsed by a decree of the president (Russian, Vladimir) Putin”, according to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the social network Twitter.
“Now that the Wagner Group is likely prohibited from recruiting any more prisoners, this exodus will worsen their personal problems. In addition, the sudden influx of criminals, often violent, with recent combat experience and often traumatic, will likely pose a significant challenge to Russian society. at war,” he concluded.
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What is the Wagner Group
It is a private militia commanded by an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which operates as an independent branch of the state. According to what “The Times” published, between two thousand and four Russian mercenaries arrived in Ukraine in January.
This bloodthirsty group of mercenaries is charged with rape, robbery, murder and alleged war crimes. It is currently run by the oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin nicknamed “Putin’s chef” for his ease of making his orders come true.
The Wagner Group was involved in fighting across Africa, including in Syria, Libya, Mozambique and the Central African Republic, and international experts noted the close correlation between its actions and the Kremlin’s own political goals, according to the report. BBC.
Over the course of the campaign, both the UN and France blamed the squad for raping and robbing unarmed civilians in rural areas of the country. In total, the UN documented more than 500 incidents in the country during the year since July 2020, including sexual violence, extrajudicial killings and torture.
In recent days, a former member of the Wagner group has openly revealed that he has killed prisoners because “nobody wants an extra mouth to feed.”
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The Wagner group asked for help
In a letter published through his Telegram channel and addressed to Sergei Shoigu, Russian defense minister, the head of the Russian Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, asked for help to stop the upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive in Bakhmut.
Prigozhin said: “I ask you to take all necessary measures to prevent Wagner from being separated from the main forces of the Russian Army, which will have negative consequences for the special military operation.”
The agency EFE reported that these paramilitary forces “control 70% of Bakhmut and continue the offensive until their total liberation”, but they have information that between the end of March and the beginning of April Kiev “plans a broad offensive to break the flanks” and separate Wagner from the Russian forces.
NT / ED
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