Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin is resorting to his private army of brutal mercenaries to help him tip the scales in his failing bloody invasion of Ukraine by assassinating the brave leader of the Ukrainians, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Putin’s Private Army to Kill Zelenskyy
On Sunday, Putin resorted to threatening the United States and its Western allies in NATO with nuclear war.
On the ground in Ukraine, the Russian forces are already carpet-bombing civilians in the second-largest Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, and causing massive civilian casualties, including children.
Putin, who is said to be furious his blitzkrieg failed against the courageous resistance of the Ukrainians, already dispatched bloodthirsty Chechen fighters to capture or kill Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy.
However, the Ukrainians managed to catch an entire Chechen column of 56 tanks outside of Kyiv and obliterated it completely, killing the Chechen general leading it.
New reports say Putin has sent into Ukraine mercenaries from the Wagner Group, a private army illegal under Russian law.
Its existence is repeatedly denied by the Kremlin, but is well-known to be operated by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, an oligarch close to the Kremlin and known as “Putin’s chef.”
Wagner Group is a brutal, private militia known to be engaging routinely in war crimes, such as rape, torture, murder, looting, and robberies of civilians.
🔥Courageous #Ukrainians threw Molotov cocktails at the occupant's equipment right from their cars
Unfortunately, the cocktail was thrown carelessly and it injured a hand. Please be more careful. pic.twitter.com/1IoPh6o2j1
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) February 28, 2022
Consequences of an air raid pic.twitter.com/auYv6bCrN3
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) February 28, 2022
Short thread here on Dmitry Utkin, the commander of the Russian Wagner mercenary force. A picture of this distinguished gentleman appeared on line showing he sports Nazi tattoos. https://t.co/kmGZCu6eqr pic.twitter.com/lKWtb1R5q1
— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) February 27, 2021
Mercenaries Infiltrated Ukraine in January
According to a report by the Daily Mail, about 400 of the Wagner Group mercenaries have now been dispatched to Ukraine; they have a hit list that includes Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, but also 22 other key figures defending Ukraine.
Among those whom the Wagnerovtsi are tasked with killings are the Klitschko brothers, both heavyweight boxing champions, with the elder brother, Vitaly Klitschko, serving as the mayor of Kyiv since 2014, and now instrumental in the city’s defense.
A report by British newspaper The Times claims the bloodthirsty Russian mercenaries were brought back from Africa and stationed around Ukraine five weeks ago; they will be paid an enormous sum of money for their assassination mission.
The plans of the Wagner Group are reportedly linked to the curfew the Ukrainian capital enforced over the weekend by Russian paratroopers and saboteurs, many of them dressing in Ukrainian uniforms.
After some heavy fighting in the streets of Kyiv, the hard curfew made it so any civilian walking outside would be considered an eligible target for the Ukrainian military and the territorial defense volunteers.
The main Russian military forces tasked with overrunning the Ukrainian capital have remained bogged down for three days now about 20 miles northwest of the city.
According to The Times of London, between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian mercenaries went inside Ukraine already in January, but the group tasked with killing Zelenskyy and the other Ukrainian leaders consist of about 400, while the others have different tasks.
For the time being, neither the Chechen brutes, nor the bloodthirsty mercenaries, have been even remotely successful in threatening brave Ukrainian leaders.
Zelensky says "more than 400" Wagner mercenaries were sent to Kyiv to kill him, failed.
Wagner sources tell us that indeed, mercenaries were sent with this goal among others, but "not Wagner anymore, it's a new PMC". https://t.co/22wclw2VJK
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) February 28, 2022
Putin's 'thugs for hire' militia with orders to kill Zelensky: Shadowy Wagner mercenaries who have been flown in from Africa with 23-strong hit list including Ukraine's president and the Klitschko brothershttps://t.co/9OEwFuWs4c
— David (@bathroommonkeys) February 28, 2022
Wagner boys 🔥 chill somewhere in eastern ukraine pic.twitter.com/4CPl2nY3MX
— откровенный🇷🇺 (@updatesfrank) February 28, 2022
Reports that 300+ members of the Wagner Group of Russian mercenaries had appeared from a training mission in Mali, in the Donbass in mid-February. Assessment: They are now operating in Ukraine, in civilian kit. As not directly employed by the state, their behaviour is deniable
— Dr Peter Caddick-Adams #StandwithUkraine (@militaryhistori) February 26, 2022