Russia. Media: Six prisoners recruited by Wagner’s group escape

The announcements regarding the search for six armed prisoners recruited for the war with Ukraine have been published by the Wagner group in Rostov-on-Don, the independent Russian portal Mediazona and local media reported. The fugitives were “armed and dangerous”.

Mediazona and Rostov media reported that the advertisements were hung near a cafe and restaurant on Beregovaya Street in Rostov-on-Don.

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According to the announcement, in late December the prisoners escaped from the premises of the training center of pro-Kremlin businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, the private mercenary company Wagner Group. Among them are three citizens Uzbekistan, as well as a Russian, Belarusian and Kyrgyz. “All six men are armed and dangerous,” Mediazona wrote. Residents on the border of the Rostov region UkraineThey were asked to “pay special attention and be alert to those in military uniform”.

Prigozhin has “all the necessary information”.

Correspondent of Rostov portal 1st, the appearance of advertisements does not mean that the prisoners are in this region. – As a rule, such messages are used in areas close to the scene of the incident. But they can appear all over the country, he said.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of the Wagner Group, assured that he “has all the necessary information” in response to a journalist’s inquiry about the prisoner escape. “The National Guard, the police and security services are dealing with the capture of armed people,” he said. Prigozhin also said both in the territory known as the Luhansk People’s Republic, as well as himself. Russia “Many villains are being arrested that journalists don’t need to know about.”

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The number of criminals is decreasing

Portal 1 recalled that in early December, near the city of Novoshakhtinsk in the Rostov region, a mercenary who escaped from Wagner’s group wounded a policeman and then went into hiding. He was arrested and taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in court in February.

Mediazona reminded that the Wagner group was recruiting mercenaries to fight among those convicted for the summer in Ukraine. Prigozhin – told by Russian defenders Human rights – He personally visited penal colonies where ex-servicemen were serving sentences, promising to release them from behind bars in exchange for fighting on the Ukrainian front. Later, the businessman, covered by Western sanctions, supported the authorities in the Kremlin and appeared in other prisons.

“It is difficult to estimate the number of people recruited by the Wagner Group, but statistics from Russia’s Federal Prison Service show that by the end of October, the number of prisoners in the country had decreased by 23,000,” Mediazona wrote.

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