In the Kirov region, police arrested former prisoner Ivan Rossomahin, who fought in Ukraine as part of the army, on suspicion of killing a pensioner, according to local publication Omutninsky Vesti and Baza telegram channel .
By data “Mediazones”, 28-year-old Ivan Rossomahin was sentenced in 2020 to 14 years in a strict regime colony for murder, but he was released by joining a PMC after the start of a full-scale war in Ukraine. On March 21, 2023, the former prisoner returned to his native village of Novy Burets for the duration of his vacation. On March 29, the body of a local resident was found in the nearby town of Vyatskiye Polyany.
Base writingthat the retiree was beaten, stab wounds were also found on her body. The same information is provided by the publication Omutninskiye Vesti, adding that Rossomahin has already confessed to the murder. According to Baza, he made a confession.
Mediazona draws attention to reporting local TV channel “Vyatskiye Polyany” dated March 27. In it, local residents said that the whole village was living in fear after Rossomahin’s return. In particular, Galina Sapozhnikova, a resident of Novy Burts, told reporters that after returning from the war, the former prisoner began to drink. According to the woman, he walked through the village, holding a pitchfork and an ax, and shouted, “I’m going to kill everyone, I’m going to cut the whole family.”
The report also showed CCTV footage showing Rossomahin smashing the windows of two parked cars with an axe. Who owned the cars and why the former prisoner did it, the TV station did not specify.
Local police officer Almaz Gabdrakhmanov told reporters that on March 22 he arrested a drunk Rossomahin, who had an ax and a knife in his hands. The next day, the former prisoner was arrested under the petty hooliganism article.
During a meeting with local residents, the head of the district department of the Interior Ministry, Vadim Varankin, said that Rossomahin’s behavior “was expected”. He assured the villagers that Rossomahin had a contract with the Wagner PMC and promised that the former prisoner would soon return to Ukraine.
The recruitment of prisoners in Russian prisons to participate in the war in Ukraine became known in the summer of 2022. Since then, about 50 thousand prisoners.
February 9 Evgeny Prigozhin declaredthat PMC Wagner has stopped recruiting prisoners. According to the media, this happened because the prisoners of the Russian army are now win through the Ministry of Defence.
Early March, Prigogine announcementthat the PMC has opened mercenary recruitment centers in 42 Russian cities. Later became knownthat the PMC launched mobile centers for the recruitment of mercenaries, moving from town to town.