In the coming weeks, thousands of Russian convicts who have fought for Wagner Group in Ukraine are likely to be pardoned and released, and will likely present a significant challenge for the Russian society.
The UK Ministry of Defense said this in its latest intelligence update published on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.
It is noted that Wagner prisoner recruitment peaked in autumn 2022, with inmates being offered commutation of their sentences after six months of service.
“Although approximately half of the prisoners recruited have likely been killed or wounded, evidence from Russia suggests the group is following through on its promise to free survivors. The certificates issued to freed Wagner veterans claim to have been endorsed by the decree of President Putin,” the report says.
According to the UK Ministry of Defense, with Wagner now likely banned from recruiting more prisoners, this exodus will worsen its personnel problems.
“In addition, the sudden influx of often violent offenders with recent and often traumatic combat experience will likely present a significant challenge for Russia’s war-time society,” the report says.
As reported by Ukrinform, in its previous intelligence update, the British intelligence said the situation in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, was tactically similar to what was happening in Bakhmut.
“…thousands of Russian convicts who have fought for Wagner Group in Ukraine are likely to be pardoned and released, and will likely present a significant challenge for the Russian society.”
I hope that the scum will take their weapons with them when they return to the cesspool and do what filthy criminals do best, all across mafia land.
Are Wagner trying to blackmail Putler? He knows if all these Wagner scum go back to the shithole, the front will collapse very quickly. The only other explanation I can think of, is Wagner are going to make sure they are not blamed when the scum are pushed out of Bakhmut, by claiming they are not there.
Anything is possible in mafia land!
Who the fuck will notice, the shithole is full of criminals anyway.
You got a point there.