Evgeny Prigozhin, the founder and director of the private military firm Wagner Group, denied on Tuesday that his company had anything to do with the brutal execution of a member of his organization accused of defecting from Ukraine. . The case began with the release of a video posted by accounts close to the Wagner group on social networks of a man accused of surrendering to Ukrainian forces before being taken back by the Russians. We see this man, who introduces himself as Evgueni Nouzhin, killed in a particularly gruesome manner, beaten to the skull with a hammer.
In the first message published on Sunday, Evgueni Prigojine, a businessman close to the Kremlin, offered his congratulations. “Great job”Calling the murdered man a “Sean”. But in a new press release issued Tuesday, Mr. Prigozhin denies any involvement of his group in the execution and blames the US secret services without proving his allegations. ‘It’s on the ropes of US intelligence that kidnaps people, including Russian citizens, from around the world’, Mr. Prigozhin says he is calling on Russian prosecutors to open an investigation. He adds:
Wagner employees are distinguished by their excellent discipline and strict adherence to international standards and universally accepted social codes of conduct.
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