Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting desperate.
According to a report from The New York Post, Putin has resorted to recruiting Russian prisoners to fight in the war in Ukraine —including serial killers and a cannibal.
“Putin’s plan is to recruit at least 50,000 convicts,” Olga Romanova, the head of Russia Behind Bars, told the Daily Beast. Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Putin’s shadowy private army the Wagner Group, has been touring prisons and exchanging freedom for six months of service on the front lines.
From The New York Post:
Prigozhin, widely known as “Putin’s chef,” has already sent more than 3,000 inmates to Ukraine — including “serial murderers, robbers and at least one cannibal,” Romanova told the Daily Beast.
The latest war tactic was something out of her “worst nightmares,” she told the outlet.
The prison enlistment trips started in at least June, according to Ruslan Vakhapov, an attorney for Russia Behind Bars.
“Originally, Wagner grabbed mostly those convicted for homicide … But now, their fishing net takes everybody in, including man-eaters,” the attorney told the Beast.
“So far we know of one case of recruitment among Russian cannibals.”
“By arming these goblins and sending psychos and maniacs to the front, Putin shows the weakness of his army, which has been badly losing,” insisted Anton Naumlyuk, founder of Ukraine’s Graty media group.
The Ukrainian military has claimed to have killed or wounded 45,200 members of the Russian military.
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