Russia-Ukraine War: The fighters of the “Wagner” group have long since become an integral part of the war in Ukraine, when the militia fighters fight alongside the Russian president Vladimir Putin. In the meantime, an intelligence document of the Ukrainian army that reached the CNN network today (Tuesday) revealed the brutal side of the group, and the extent to which its fighters use brutal tactics.
The report, written last December, concluded that the “Wagner” group is a high-level threat.” The report states that “the death of thousands of soldiers in the Wagner group is of no importance to Russian society at all,” and that “the group did not withdraw from the battlefield without an order, even after an entire team It was also stated in the report that “the group’s fighters sometimes remain wounded on the battlefield for hours, they are not allowed to carry the wounded on their own, since their main task is to attack until the goal is achieved.”
Despite the indifference to the number of wounded and dead, which the head of the militia also demonstrated, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Ukrainian analysis indicates that the group’s tactics “are the only ones effective for the forces recruited into its ranks and into the service of the Russian army.” According to them, “this indicates that the Russian army may also adjust its tactics to more closely resemble the group.”
According to the document, one phone call intercepted by Ukrainian intelligence revealed the extent of the brutality of the fighters of the “Wagner” group. One of the soldiers said that “the Wagners caught a Ukrainian soldier and cut off his penis.” In another conversation, a Russian soldier said that there is a group of fighters who want to transfer to fight in the service of the Wagner Group.
The Ukrainian report also testified that the militia deployed its forces in mobile groups of a dozen fighters, or less, using RPGs and drones to exploit intelligence. Another tool belonging to the group’s fighters is the use of communications equipment made by Motorola. Following this, the company told CNN that It suspended all sales in Russia, and closed operations in the country.
Last night, it was reported in the weekly “Newsweek” that most of the prisoner fighters who fought in the ranks of the armed militia of the “Wagner Group” were killed or fled after the battle against the Ukrainian army near the city of Solder. The military force, headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, close to President Putin, recruited during the war about 43 thousand prisoners from Russian prisons, when most of them were killed, escaped or surrendered during the fighting.
It was also reported that the “Meduza” website reported that the number of prisoners recruited by the militia had probably increased to 50,000, given the state of the Russian army on the battlefield. According to the site, Prigozhin does not keep statistics on missing persons or defectors, and instead reports them as soon-to-be-dead. Last Friday it was even reported that a resident of Russia received a message that her husband had died on the battlefield and received an empty coffin, although it is not known what happened to him at the time.