Former members of the paramilitary group are being courted.
In its latest report, the Institute for the Study of War ( ISW ) discusses the fate of the veterans of the Wagner group.
Citing Russian opposition media outlet iStories , the think tank assures that the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia)* could recruit previously imprisoned former militia members, who are likely to further encompass Wagner’s remains while strengthening the apparatus internal security of Russia.
iStories noted on September 11 that relatives of these incarcerated men had revealed that certain ex-“Wagnerians” had received invitations to serve in the Rosgvardia after a series of tests and certifications.
Sent to Ukraine
According to the opposition media outlet, Rosgvardia requires Wagner veterans to pass a simple security test and provide documents on pardons from their prison sentences, as well as documents on concluding their contracts with the paramilitary group .
A serviceman from the 2nd Battalion of an unidentified Rosgvardia unit based in Moscow assures iStories that Wagner veterans serve in his unit, some of whom don’t even have any conventional military experience.
Another Rosgvardia man, originally from Rostov-on-Don, says his unit sent former “Wagnerians” to Ukraine to guard “strategic sites.”
Source : L’independent