TWO Wagner mercenaries were reportedly executed for failing to support the attempted mutiny against Vladimir Putin’s regime.
Alleged assassin and Wagner commander Yaroslav Shekhovtsov, 35, was reportedly arrested in connection with the killings.
The bodies were found near the Voronezh-Luhansk highway, along the route Wagner used in late June when attempting to overtake Moscow.
The men had been shot and found without identification documents.
A Russian media outlet reported that suspected assassin Shekhovtsov confessed to shooting the men for not supporting the armed uprising on June 24.
If Shekhovtsov did indeed execute the soldiers, it underscores the rampant lawlessness within Wagner — who is said to be pro-Kremlin.
Wagner has previously used a sledgehammer to kill “traitors” showing support for Ukraine.
Putin himself is beginning a so-called “purge” of senior Kremlin leaders after facing the greatest threat to his leadership since he came to power in 1999.
Kremlin hotshots have mysteriously and systematically disappeared – causing panic. Putin’s purge is underway, and time may be up for the most mutinous of them all.
General Sergei Surovikin – known for his ruthless maneuvers – has not been there since June 24 amid rumors that he knew of Prigozhin’s plans.
The British Ministry of Defense reported that it was Yevkurov Noticeably absent from a TV appearance by the Russian military leadership.
Adding to the intrigue, Prigozhin’s nemesis, General Gerasimov, has also disappeared from view.
The armed uprising in June began against Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the head of the Russian armed forces, General Valery Gerasimov.
It came to a sudden halt after Belarusian dictator Alexadner Lukashenko negotiated a peace deal between Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and Vladimir Putin.
Under the terms of the agreement, Wagner forces and Prigozhin will move their forces to neighboring Tsel, Belarus – within striking distance of NATO territories.
Today, Wagner members lowered the Russian flag as they shut down the group’s main base in southern Russia and moved their operations to the “tent city” in southern Belarus.
A soldier said after raising the flag, “The base will no longer exist. PMC Wagner moves to new areas of application.”
A significant number of Wagner mercenaries were observed arriving at Belarusian camps this week.
Billionaire Prigozhin, who was accused of treason by Putin until his resignation, appears to continue to move freely between Belarus and Russia.
Prigozhin rose to the ranks of power in Russia after hosting lavish Kremlin banquets for Putin and running internet troll factories in support of the Russian leader.