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Navalny says recruitment of Russian prisoners is ‘kind of like Suicide Squad’

Alexei Navalny criticised the alleged Russian recruitment to fight in Ukraine. He said it was “kind of like Suicide Squad”.

A Kremlin critic in prison asked what an army of “murderers robbers and brigands” could do in combat. He compared the strategy to the DC Comics movies.

In the films, supervillains are imprisoned and signed up by US government for secret operations that could prove fatal.

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After footage showed an ally of Vladimir Putin offering pardons for Russian prisoners fighting with private military company Wagner Group, but warning them that they would be killed if the arrive.

Leaked video shows Yevgeny Privozhin, the reported head of Wagner Group speaking to large groups in an outdoor area at Yoshkar-Ola prison in western Russia.

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Leaked video “shows Russian prisoner recruiting”

On Twitter, Mr Navalny speculated that people might decide to commit serious crimes while they are still in prison.

He said, “It is clear that murderers, thieves, brigands and grievous bodily injury are required to take part in the war.

“Many people are misunderstood that these convicts are brutal fighters. It’s almost like Suicide Squad.

He said, “What can such an army do in combat?”

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What is the Wagner Group?

The Wagner Group is a Russian military private company. It is allegedly owned and funded, as Prigozhin routinely denies.

According to Centre for Strategic and International Studies, its operations are “deeply intertwined with the Russian military and intelligence communities.”

Rumours have circulated that Russia was looking to the prison system to help it bolster its forces as the conflict raged and Russia lost.

After being found guilty of large scale fraud as well as contempt of court, Mr has been vocal against Putin for a long time. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in March.

Antony Blinken (US secretary of state) previously dismissed the charges as questionable.

After new charges were brought , it was reported that he now faces “upto 15 more years.”


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