According to the geolocation, the images would have been filmed in a penitentiary center of Mari El, an autonomous Russian republic. However, the identity of the person who published these images is not known and several avenues are being considered.
The man recruiting the soldiers could be businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian oligarch, also called the “leader of Putin”, is also suspected of being the funder of the Wagner militia, supported by the Kremlin.
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On the images, the recruiter claims to represent the militia and offers pardon to the prisoners in exchange for six months of service, summoning them to give him their answer within five minutes. Once they accept, they have three rules to follow: no desertion, no drugs or alcohol, and no looting.
“Anyone who goes to the front and backtracks from day one is considered a deserter and shot,” he is heard saying in the video, adding that after the six months they should not go back to prison. .