Wagner PMC instructors to train Belarusian recruits
Military training camp in Minsk / t.me/modmilby, sample photo
The 10-day training will be held at the base of military unit 3214.
In early June, military recruits from the Minsk region were summoned to the military registration and conscription office. The summons stated that they were there to clarify some information, but in the office it turned out that the men were summoned for training at the end of the month. They will be trained by, among others, Wagner PMC mercenaries fighting in Ukraine. The Zerkalo website learned about this from one of the recruits.
The 10-day training camp is scheduled to take place from June 19 to 28 at the base of the 3214 military unit.
The wife of one of the participants of the meeting called the military registration and enlistment offices of the Minsk district and region, as well as the reception desk of the Ministry of Defense. She asked why conscripts were being trained by the Wagner PMC staff.
The Minsk district military registration and conscription office representative told the woman to come over and talk to the officers. However, at the Minsk District Military Registration and Enlistment Office she did not receive a concrete answer: the officer on duty began to demand personal data in a rude manner and refused to continue the dialogue.
In the reception room of the Ministry of Defense the answer was very brief: "I don't know where you got this information, I don't have it".
The Wagner private military company is headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an entrepreneur with close ties to Vladimir Putin. The "Wagnerians" actively recruit prisoners from the colonies into their ranks, promising them amnesty in exchange for service.
Representatives of this group are notorious for their brutality in the occupied territories. They are merciless to their own people: there are a number of videos on the Internet of them executing their own fighters, some of whom are killed in real time. Some of them are killed with a sledgehammer, while others are made to dig their own graves and then get shot.
Recently, the Wagnerians became famous for capturing a lieutenant colonel of the Russian army and making him beg for forgiveness on video.