The leader of the terrorist PMC «Wagner» Yevgeny Prigozhin said that the first group of prisoners who were recruited to participate in the war against Ukraine had their criminal record removed. This is reported by the propaganda RIA Novosti.
We are talking about mercenaries whose six-month “contract” has expired, and those who can no longer take part in hostilities because they have lost limbs. According to Prigozhin, most of the prisoners had already completed their sentences, but they went to war, because «they wanted to defend their homeland».
Among other things, Prigozhin said that now the survivors « Wagnerites» among the former prisoners, even the security forces should respect.
«Society should treat them with the deepest respect … If you saw a person who arrived after the war, and before that he was in a camp … You must understand that they are absolutely full-fledged members of society … The police should treat you with respect», — he said.