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Former police major from Rostov-on-Don Sergei Kadatsky, sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of his wife and attempted murder of his father-in-law, died during the fighting in the annexed Lugansk region, reports 1rnd.ru.
According to the portal, the man was posthumously awarded the medal “For Courage”: “He died the death of the brave on the battlefield, showing courage and courage,” says the decree signed by the head of the self-proclaimed LPR, Leonid Pasechnik.
Sergei Kadatsky was sentenced in 2018 for a murder he committed a year earlier. According to the investigation, the man is in a state of intoxication shelled the car in which his wife and her father were. The woman died on the spot, the man was rescued. The media then wrote that the cause of the incident was a family quarrel.
Sergei Kadatsky is not the first Russian prisoner to receive an award for his participation in the hostilities in Ukraine. Earlier, a similar medal was posthumously awarded to the leader of the Moscow OPG, Ivan Neparatov, who was sentenced to 25 years for murder, robbery, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the summer of 2022, it became known that PMC Wagner recruits Russian prisoners to participate in the war in Ukraine. Head of the human rights project “Rus’ sitting» Olga Romanova in September spokethat 11 thousand prisoners could join the PMC. Later “Mediazona” reported that in September-October the number of prisoners in Russian penal colonies decreased by 23 thousand people, which, according to the publication, is associated with the recruitment of PMC Wagner.
According to The Insideras of mid-October in Ukraine died over 500 prisoners. The BBC Russian Service, together with Mediazona, was able to confirm the death of only 47 of them in mid-November. At the same time, Olga Romanova declaresthat PMC fighters executed about 40 prisoners for desertion, attempted surrender, looting, alcohol or drug abuse, and “sex relations”.
How prisoners are recruited
- “I’m taking you alive. But I don’t always return alive.” See how Yevgeny Prigozhin recruits prisoners for the war in Ukraine. Video and transcript