She escaped from a war prison
Russian assassin receives medal for bravery
In the war in Ukraine, the Russians also used convicted prisoners. Including a former police officer who was convicted of murdering his wife. Apparently his past doesn’t matter. Now he was even posthumously awarded a medal for bravery.
Vladimir Putin is also using convicted criminals in the war in Ukraine.
The Russian army is facing heavy setbacks. In order to secure supplies at the front, Russian criminals are released from prison. Crimes don’t seem to matter.
Among the recruited prisoners was a former police officer from Rostov-on-Don, Sergei Kadatskyi. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2018 for the murder of his wife and the attempted murder of his father-in-law, according to the Kremlin-critical news portal Meduza.
The Russian is said to have fallen on the front, which is why, despite his bloody past, he received special honors: he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor. “He died a brave death on the battlefield, showing courage and bravery,” the letter reads, according to Meduza.
“After half a year you will return home”
Kadatskyj is not the first convict to be awarded for his participation in the war. Ivan Neparatov, the leader of an organized crime gang from around Moscow, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder, robbery, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes, was previously awarded a similar medal posthumously. According to Meduza, the corresponding decree was even signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin (70).
As early as August, there were reports that “Putin’s cook” and head of the Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin (61) was recruiting mercenaries in prison camps. In September, a video emerged purporting to show Prigozhin himself in prison in the town of Yoshkar-Ola, 760 kilometers east of Moscow.
In it, he explained to the prisoners what they could expect and what their options were. “You will return home after half a year. You get amnesty. Whoever wants to stay with us will stay with us.” Prigozhin promises that no one will have to go to prison again. (yum)