As Putin’s army loses ground in Ukraine, he’s relying more and more on Wagner Group mercenaries – ABC News

A composite image of Yegveny Prigozhin and Vladimir Putin

The Wagner Group has been called everything from “Putin’s ghost army” to “hired killers”.

But perhaps the most brutal description comes from Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia: “Wagner can be considered the gangster contract killers of Putin’s mafia state.”

The ambassador, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, does not hold back: “Justice awaits Wagner if its members survive the battlefield.”

These days few subjects will elicit as strong a response from Ukrainians as the Wagner Group — Russia’s mercenary group which does things that even the feared Russian special forces, the Spetsnaz, won’t do.

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Source: As Putin’s army loses ground in Ukraine, he’s relying more and more on Wagner Group mercenaries – ABC News

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