Wagner’s soldier Yevgeny N. is killed in the most brutal way.
The notorious Södnertruppe Gruppe Wagner drew attention to the most brutal methods of killing themselves on social media over the weekend. A video that appeared on Telegram shows Wagner soldiers executing one of their men with a hammer.
According to the report of the Russian opposition newspaper “Novaya Gazeta”, soldier Yevgeny N. (†) fought in the ranks of Wagner’s group at the beginning of the war. When his troops ran into trouble, the soldier surrendered and has since fought on the Ukrainian side against Russia. In November, N. was allegedly kidnapped from the capital city of Kiev and fell back into the hands of Wagner’s troops. And they took revenge on the deserter by the most brutal means.
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A few reasons
Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigoshin (61) praises his soldiers after the brutal murder. “The soldier did not find happiness in Ukraine. Instead, he met fair people,” Russian media quoted Putin’s confidante as saying. He also described the act in the video as “excellent work” by his men.
But now Prigozhin suddenly backs down – and instead blames the US for the murder of Yevgeny N. Boss Wagner, according to a statement from his company’s press service, contacted the Russian prosecutor’s office to investigate the possibility of an assassination by US intelligence.
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As justification for the wild accusations, Prigozhin cites three alleged justifications: Yevgeny N. was kidnapped in Kiev. “The transportation of N. to the front line on the territory of Ukraine creates certain difficulties for the Wagner Group, because the Wagner Group currently has no mercenaries in Ukraine,” says Chief Wagner. “But US intelligence can do it.
After that it becomes really absurd. No Russian expletives are heard on the video of the execution. “And this is usually characteristic of such videos,” claims Prigozhin. In addition, in some videos of the kidnapping, English and the phrase “F * ck you” can be heard in the background. It is not clear which video Prigozhin is referring to with this statement.
The most convoluted theory then follows at the end. Prigozhin refers to a brick on which lies the broken head of an alleged deserter. «The color of this brick with a gray border (…) is not characteristic of Russia. In Russia, different colors are used to paint bricks,” says boss Wagner. Therefore, it is clear: Russia has nothing to do with the kidnapping.
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Finally, Prigozhin claims that all his employees were interrogated as to whether someone had kidnapped N. and executed him. None of the staff said yes. So the head of the mercenaries is clear: his troops have nothing to do with the fact that they were Americans.
According to the press release, the death of Yevgenije N. is now being investigated more closely. In particular, it should be checked whether N. was “recruited as a CIA spy” and was supposed to infiltrate Wagner’s group.
However, according to the “Novaya Gazeta” newspaper, the Wagner group is known for executing people with brutal severity. In 2017, the group also reportedly executed at least one man with a hammer in Syria. (zis/man)
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