Former Wagnerians complain to Putin about Prigozhin's "thugs" and promise to turn them all in
Some ex-mercenaries of the Wagner PMC complained to dictator Vladimir Putin about internal disputes and arbitrariness organized by the so-called "thugs of Yevgeny Prigozhin." They say that after the latter's attempted coup, the private military company split, internal quarrels escalated and turned into bloody massacres.
The mercenaries also lamented the heavy losses in the ranks of the PMC during the storming of the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk region. Ex-Vagner members even suggested that it was profitable for the leadership to send "meat" to suicide operations, as the campaign received 15 million rubles from the Russian treasury for each "two hundredth". Only 5 million were paid to the soldier's family. OBOZ.UA has obtained the open letter.
Absurdly, the war criminals asked the dictator to comply with the "labor legislation of the Russian Federation". They say that he, as the guarantor of the country's constitution, should help "stop the situation when the campaign managers and Prigozhin's thugs demonstrate the thieves' principle of 'whoever is stronger is right'."
The letter was written by mercenaries who did not support Prigozhin's rebellion on June 23-24, 2023.
They stated that they had terminated their contract. As a result, they were deprived of their combat pay, and most did not even receive their salaries. Instead, people who did not take part in the fighting were rewarded for the occupation of Bakhmut.
The mercenaries explicitly stated that they were ready to "snitch": to reveal the identities of their former colleagues and provide other necessary information.
"For refusing to extend our contract with the Wagner PMC after the rebellion, we were subjected to unprecedented persecution, and some of us were physically killed..." the letter reads. In particular, it describes a case when Prigozhin's "thugs" massacred the "rebels" in a temporary detention center. Some were killed, some were wounded. The losses were later attributed to a "mine explosion."
Full text of the letter:
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- US intelligence has found that the Russian private military company Wagner was preparing to transfer weapons to the Lebanese Islamist organization Hezbollah or Iran. The preparations for this took place on the instructions of the Kremlin.
- Earlier, the media reported that the Wagner PMC militants could transfer their air defense system to Hezbollah terrorists. We are talking about the SA-22 system.