Wagner Group sicko who spent 19 years in jail dies fighting for Putin in Ukraine
A murderer who spent 19 years behind bars has been killed fighting as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's feared Wagner Group on the front line Ukraine.
Oleg Dzarakhokov was a member of the group renowned for some of the most heinous acts committed by Russians in Ukraine – including alleged war crimes in Kherson and other areas.
The group is mainly comprised of “elite” soldiers and ex-convicts who made deals for their release when the invasion of Ukraine began, and one of those was Dzarakhokov.
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According to Russia's MK news outlet, he was jailed in 2016 for shooting people at a funeral in the South Ossetia region.
The prosecution had originally called for a 23 year and four month prison term, but he was given 19 years at a “strict regime colony”.
During the sentencing, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said “Dzarakhokhov organized and played an active role in a crime unprecedented in its cynicism: shooting people attending a funeral in June 2013, in Beslan, North Ossetia-Alania.
“Two people were killed and two others were injured,”
He was released from prison after agreeing to fight for the Wagner group in Ukraine.
His death happened on November 24, after intense fighting near the area of Ozaryanovka, south of Bakhmut.
Going under the call sign of Tashay, it is being reported by local media that he died after a battle in the area saw Ukrainian forces unleash a mortar attack on the group.
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According to MK, Dzarakhokov killed two troops during the fighting, and even captured a grenade launcher.
The Wagner group also claimed that it managed to take a “stronghold of the Amered Forces of Ukraine” in a forested area of Ozaryanovka, before Dzarakhokov died after being hit by “severe shrapnel” from the mortar attack.
Unsurprisingly, he was awarded a medal “for courage” by the Kremlin after his death was announced.
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