Yevgeny Prigozhin who is a close ally of Vladimir Putin recruited Russian prisoners to fight in Ukraine in exchange for a pardon over their crimes.
A Russian prisoner who caught trying to desert was brutally executed and mercenaries filmed the moment he was killed by a sledgehammer.
Prigozhin said, “It seems to me that this film should be called: ‘A dog dies a dog’s death’. It was an excellent directional piece of work, watched in one breath.
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“I hope no animals were harmed during filming.”
The Russian mercenary gave his name as Yevgeny Nuzhin, 55 who had his head tapped to a wall before being executed.
Nuzhin said, “I got hit over the head and lost consciousness and came around in this cellar.
“They told me I was to be tried.”
Interestingly enough, he was exchanged recently back to Russia, and crazy footage from Wagner group leaked into the internet.
PMC Wagner murdered him with gigantic sledgehammer hitting his head – because he became POW.
That’s beyond violent. pic.twitter.com/UDVfzWSgZi
— Dimko Zhluktenko 🇺🇦 (@dim0kq) November 13, 2022
Then immediately a man in combat clothing smashed his head and neck with a sledgehammer, he fell to the floor and was hit again in another blow to the head.
Prigozhin could then be hear giving a warning to others in Russian society whom he described as traitors trying to desert the war.
D’où vient la « tradition de la masse » chez #Wagner? De la #Syrie qui est sous vos yeux depuis une décennie, les mercenaires russes sont arrivés en 2012, en même temps que les jihadistes, l’homme au flambeau brûle un déserteur tué a coup de masse, décapité et démembré pic.twitter.com/W7MTOvHrPu
— Wassim Nasr (@SimNasr) November 13, 2022
He said, “Do not forget, there are not only traitors who throw away their automatic guns and go over to the enemy.
“Some traitors are holed up in offices, not thinking about their own people. Some of them use their own business jets to fly to those countries that seem neutral to us so far.
“They fly away so as not to participate in today’s problems. They are traitors too.”
Reuters said the video appeared on the Grey Zone Telegram channel, which had the headline of “The hammer of revenge.”