Commanders who are in charge of the brutal Russian Wagner mercenary group are castrating their members who try to surrender or retreat.
The Wagner Group comprises of former elite soldiers and prisoners who give 180 days of service in return for a pardon for their crimes by Vladimir Putin.
In an intercepted call in December 2022, US intelligence said that they learned a member of the Wagner Group was “castrated” for either trying to retreat or surrender to Ukrainian forces.
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The intercepted call heard a Russian soldier say, “The Wagnerians caught him and cut his f**king balls off,” but the video tape was not released.
The Russian public do not care for the mercenary group, as “The deaths of thousands of Wagner soldiers do not matter to Russian society.
“Assault groups do not withdraw without a command… Unauthorized withdrawal of a team or without being wounded is punishable by execution on the spot.”
Wagner mercenaries are also not allowed to help injured comrades and are also not allowed to retreat.
Wagner claim, “Assault infantry is not allowed to carry the wounded off the battlefield on their own, as their main task is to continue the assault until the goal is achieved.
“If the assault fails, retreat is also allowed only at night.”
Olga Romanova, who is the head of a Russian NGO protecting the rights of convicts has claimed that around 43,000 Wagner mercenaries have been killed on the frontline in Ukraine.
Romanova said that male prisoners who signed up to fight for 180 days to then receive a pardon from Putin have either been “killed, gone missing” and thousands have also “deserted.”
As a result a Russian MP has approached Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on the subject of recruiting female prisoners to help bolster troop numbers on the frontline.
Prigozhin’s press service released a letter from Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Wegner wrote, that back in March, “I raised the issue with the leadership of the region about the participation of prisoners in a special military operation.
“Now I have been approached by a team of women serving sentences in IK-6 in the city of Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Region.
“They are ready to go to the zone of a special military operation as signalmen, doctors, nurses, to provide all possible assistance to our servicemen there.
“I think they can help our country. I ask you to consider this request.”
The Wagner boss was very receptive to the politician’s request and even suggested the women could be deployed in combat.
He said, “I absolutely agree with you.
“Not only nurses and signalmen, but also in sabotage groups and sniper pairs.
“Everyone knows that it was widely used. We are working in this direction.
“There is resistance, but I think we will press on.”