Wagner group, originally staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali and Ukraine, among other countries. File photo: AP
Wagner group, originally staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali and Ukraine, among other countries. File photo: AP
Ukraine war

Russian mercenary who ‘defected to Ukraine’ executed with sledgehammer

  • Unverified video on Telegram shows a man being executed with a sledgehammer blow to his head
  • Wagner PMC’s founder said the former mercenary was executed after changing sides to Ukraine

Wagner group, originally staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali and Ukraine, among other countries. File photo: AP
Wagner group, originally staffed by veterans of the Russian armed forces, has fought in Libya, Syria, the Central African Republic, Mali and Ukraine, among other countries. File photo: AP
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