Wagner chief brags about turning convicted killers into ‘real CANNIBALS’ after being released from prison to join his mercenaries in Ukraine
- Prigozhin was seen in a video at a special training ground for his private army
- He bragged about turning prisoners into ‘cannibals’ before his deployment to Ukraine
Wagner’s warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin bragged about turning convicted killers into “real cannibals” after they were released from prison to join his fearsome mercenary band.
Prigozhin was seen in video at a special training ground for his private paramilitary fighters in the village of Molkino in Krasnodar region in southern Russia.
The Prigozhin mercenary group consists of approximately 50,000 prisoners, including rapists and murderers, who will be forgiven and free to live in society no matter how bad their crimes if they survive six months of war.
Chief Wagner boasted of turning the prisoners into “real cannibals” before they were deployed to Ukraine.
Wagner warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin bragged about turning convicted killers into ‘real cannibals’ after they were released from prison to join his fearsome mercenary group
Prigozhin was seen in video at a special training ground for his private paramilitary fighters (pictured) in the village of Molkino in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region
On Monday, Ukrainian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles drive in a convoy on an icy road in the Donetsk region
“This is an additional training base for our fighters,” Prigozhin said in the video, as Wagner’s troops performed combat drills behind him.
‘Primary training is at Molkino [Krasnodar region]and here experienced fighters receive additional training in their specialties.
‘So they raise young eagles there [in Molkino]. And here they make real cannibals.
Prigozhin, himself a former detainee after assaulting and robbing a woman, became a billionaire under Putin’s rule, and he also runs troll factories spreading Russian propaganda on social media.
He laughed at his enemies who criticized him for leading a private army with appalling losses in the front line.
Prigozhin was seen in video at a special training ground for his private paramilitary fighters (pictured) in Molkino
Ukrainian soldiers fire mortars at a front line as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Bakhmut on January 27
He castigated those who “were once in the military” or “once wore a general’s suspenders” in the “distant past”.
He said, “Live in the present. [This is] a war unlike anything that has happened in the previous century or this one – except for the Second World War.
It was earlier reported that Wagner had recruited at least one “maniacal” killer convicted of cannibalism and “hundreds of murderers” to fight in Putin’s war.
Olga Romanova, of human rights group Russia Behind Bars, told news outlet Mozhem Obyasnit: “We started hearing that he also started taking rapists.
‘They also took a maniac from [a jail in] Saratov region, which has cannibalism in its “portfolio”.’
Meanwhile, Putin reportedly turned on Prigozhin after he “didn’t get the hint” and continued to brag that his forces were achieving more success than the Russian military.
And Chief Wagner risked further angering the Russian president by calling the Moscow generals a “bunch of clowns.”
Prigozhin is increasingly seen as a growing threat to the Kremlin leader with his daily bluster and outspokenness.
Last week, he claimed his ragbag fighters performed feats superior to those of Soviet soldiers in the Battle of Stalingrad, a key military turning point in World War II.
He also openly mocked General Valery Gerasimov – the Russian commander-in-chief – who ordered Russian soldiers to shave their beards as part of a discipline campaign in the armed forces.
Russia’s defense chiefs were “a bunch of clowns” seeking the “glamorization of the military”, said Prigozhin, a Soviet-era inmate who rose to fame hosting banquets and running online troll factories to Cheese fries.
“Female war correspondents go in the absolute heat of [war]said Prigozhin.
“Prison inmates fight better than guard units. Soldiers with broken vertebrae pass on their military experience in training camps, moving like robots.
“And a bunch of clowns try to teach fighters exhausted from hard military work how often to shave – and what kind of perfume to use when greeting high commanders.”