Half of the personnel of the "Wagnerites" are ex-prisoners
In addition, the heads of critical infrastructure enterprises in Russia are forced to send their employees to the military registration and enlistment offices.
As of early October, ex-prisoners make up more than half of the 8,000 militants of the Wagner private military company.
This is stated in the summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The Russian military-political leadership does not stop taking measures to replenish the personnel of units that have suffered losses on the territory of Ukraine.General Staff
In particular, despite the preliminary reservation of the list of critical infrastructure workers, the heads of such enterprises still receive mobilization plans, which they are forced to fulfill.
Therefore, they send their employees to the military registration and enlistment offices.
Replenishment of the losses of Russian units continues at the expense of prisoners. As of the beginning of October, out of the total number of 8,000 militants of the private military company Wagner, more than half are mercenaries of the mentioned category.General Staff
- The Kremlin began illegally involving its prisoners in the war against Ukraine after a resounding defeat near Kharkiv. In September, a video appeared showing how "Putin's cook" Prygozhin personally called on prisoners to participate in the ranks of the "Wagnerites".