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The Moscow Times RU Support The Moscow Times!CONTRIBUTE TODAYWagner Shows Prison Recruit Alive Following Alleged Sledgehammer Killing Video Updated.
2 hours Wagner Group fighter who deserted in Ukraine was kidnapped and executed by fellow fighters, a Telegram channel with links to the Russian mercenary outfit claimed Monday, sharing video of the alleged killing.
This is the second publicly shared video of a Wagner recruit’s apparent death by sledgehammer in recent months after its leader threatened extrajudicial measures for convicted criminals who flee the battlefield.
But a video released later Monday by Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s press service showed Yakushchenko alive.
In the video, he expresses gratitude to Wagner for “sparing” him in return for “bringing valuable information from captivity that saved many” Russian fighters’ lives.
Everyone has the right to fix their mistakes,” he said on camera.Dmitry Yakushchenko, 45, had fled the battlefield days after signing up for Wagner, which recruited him while he was serving a 19-year prison sentence for murder, according to the Grey Zone Telegram channel.
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