Yevgeny Pisarenko, commander of the Chechen formation Akhmat, which fought against Ukraine since the war’s inception, was announced dead by fellow soldiers. Pisarenko served in President Vladimir Putin’s special military operation initiated in February 2022. His death comes amid growing internal conflicts within Putin’s forces, most notably a recent 24-hour mutiny led by Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
- Yevgeny Pisarenko, commander of the Chechen armed formation known as Akhmat, was pronounced dead in action in the Donbas region of Ukraine.
- Pisarenko served in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special military operation that began on February 24, 2022, which has resulted in numerous casualties on both sides.
- Pisarenko’s death is reported against the backdrop of internal conflicts within Putin’s forces, including a mutiny led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner Group.
- Dmitry Kulko, Akhmat’s commissar, praised Pisarenko’s service and dedication, highlighting his voluntary involvement in the frontlines to protect the inhabitants of Donbass.
- Akhmat mercenaries, among the first Russian fighters to officially sign contracts on video, underscore the Russian Defense Ministry’s order for “volunteer formations” to formalize their commitments.