Two Wagner fighters executed for not supporting a riot against Putin’s regime
- The bodies were found near the Voronezh-Luhansk highway in eastern Ukraine.
- The Wagner Group led an apparent mutiny in June after clashes with the army.
The bodies of two Wagner Group mercenaries have been found in Ukraine, allegedly summarily executed for not supporting Prigozhin’s June mutiny against the army.
The bodies, found in military uniform and without identification documents, were discovered near the Voronezh-Luhansk highway, having been shot dead.
A military jeep with a Kalashnikov-style weapon inside was found near the scene in the Russian-occupied Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.
A suspected murderer named Yaroslav Shekhovtsov, 35, has reportedly been detained.
The identities of the two dead fighters have not been established.
A military jeep with a weapon inside was found near the scene in the Voronezh region.
The vehicle was found near the scene with a Kalashnikov-style rifle in the cab.
The BAZA news outlet reported that Shekhovtsov confessed to shooting the men because they did not support the June 24 armed uprising.
Shekhovtsov claimed that the two men found dead had disobeyed orders.
If true, it highlights lawlessness in a military force supposedly loyal to the Kremlin.
The suspect has been detained and a murder case has now been opened, according to reports.
Wagner has previously been accused of using a sledgehammer to kill ‘traitors’ who showed their support for Ukraine.
Last month, mercenaries from the Wagner Group marched on Moscow on the orders of the head of the private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The armed revolt was apparently against defense minister Sergei Shoigu and the head of the Russian armed forces, General Valery Gerasimov.
The drive at the end of June progressed rapidly, seizing Rostov and crossing into the Russian regions.
Six Russian army helicopters and one plane were reportedly shot down in the clashes.
But the mutiny failed to achieve its goals, as Prigozhin negotiated peace through Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko before arriving in Moscow.
It stopped amid the likelihood of a bloodbath on the outskirts of Moscow, where authorities had stationed thousands of special forces troops.
Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko negotiated a pact.
Under him, Wagner’s forces, including Prigozhin, would go to Belarus.
All charges against the leader of the Wagner Group were eventually dropped to facilitate the move.
Finally, three weeks later, a substantial number of Wagner mercenaries are arriving in Belarus.
The head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, apparently moved to Belarus after the June riot.
Boxes, military equipment and a Soviet-era light machine gun were seen in the vehicle.
Billionaire Prigozhin, who faced treason charges until Putin dropped him, appears free to move unimpeded between Belarus and Russia.
He was previously seen as close to the dictator after hosting lavish Kremlin banquets for Putin and running internet troll factories supporting the Russian leader.
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