The leader of the Wagner organization, Yevgeny Prigozhin, suggested that individuals who do not want to send prisoners to combat send their own children in their place.
Russian Wagner’s boss: Your children or prisoners fighting in Ukraine. Following the release of a video showing him recruiting inmates for the Ukraine war, a Russian mercenary boss defended the idea of doing so. Earlier, released video showed him promising to free prisoners who served six months with his organization. It’s thought that since 2014, the Wagner group has been involved in fighting in Ukraine. After the video went viral, Mr. Prigozhin released a statement on social media in which he said that if he were in prison, he would “dream of” joining the Wagner group to “pay my debt to the Motherland.”