Kremlin comments on video of murder of Wagner Group mercenary for surrendering to Ukrainian army

14 November 2022, 05:07 PM
The Kremlin said that the scandalous video does not concern them (Photo:Screenshot

The Kremlin said that the scandalous video does not concern them (Photo:Screenshot

The Kremlin has distanced itself from the scandal over the video recording of the extrajudicial killing of Wagner Group mercenary Yevgeny Nuzhin for being captured by the Ukrainian military.

In a video posted on social media, the exchanged Russian serviceman talks about his “desertion”, after which an unknown person kills him with a blow to the head with a sledgehammer.

Despite the brutality of Nuzhin's murder and the public outcry, the Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin called it “just.”

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“A dog deserves a dog’s death,” said Prigozhin.

In turn, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on the footage of the murder of the mercenary, saying that he was unsure if the footage was genuine.

“It’s none of our business,” he added.

Nuzhin was captured by the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the beginning of September. After that, he gave an interview in which he declared his hatred for the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his desire to join the Ukrainian army to fight against the Russian Armed Forces.

According to available data, the mercenary returned to Russia as part of the exchange of prisoners.

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