Putin classified the order to pardon the “Wagnerites”

Vladimir Putin has classified orders to pardon prisoners of war sent to Ukraine. This was stated by Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov while answering a BBC question on what basis do criminals take part in the attack.

“You know that there are open decrees and decrees with different classifications of secrecy. It is about these decrees that I cannot say anything. I can actually confirm that the whole process of pardoning prisoners is in accordance with Russian law is carried out, ”Peskov assured. He found it difficult to name the number of decrees issued regarding PMC fighters recruited in the colonies.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner PMC, who recruited 40,000 captured mercenaries into his army, claimed that he had already been pardoned at the front.

Separately, Peskov mentioned Wagner PMC mercenary Hayk Gasparyan, who was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for armed robbery and sent to the Ryazan strict regime colony to serve the war. In December, Putin awarded her the medal “For Courage”.

A Kremlin spokesman commented, “He is participating in a ‘special military operation’ and showed heroism during the ‘special military operation’ which was marked with a state award.”

Peskov also said that the United States has been “demonizing” PMC Wagner for many years, but all his allegations are groundless. Tomorrow PMCs and structures linked to its founder, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, fell under a new round of US sanctions. from them Services Security Services, which represents the group’s interests in Central Africa, the Commonwealth of Nations, Officers for International Security, Principal Security and Development.

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