A Wagner mercenary who’d lately returned house to Russia after waging battle in Ukraine was brutally overwhelmed by a “skilled boxer” and left in a coma, in line with native media studies.
Alexander Kozhevin, 32, apparently dodged a prolonged jail time period by becoming a member of the ranks of Russia’s infamous shadow military—he was sentenced to 11 years in 2020 for the large-scale sale of medication, in line with Yekaterinburg On-line.
His mom, Lyudmila, expressed outrage that her son’s attacker was nonetheless “strolling free” in an interview with the native information outlet, pointing the finger at an unnamed “skilled boxer” who she mentioned is well-known within the metropolis of Artyomovsky, within the Sverdlovsk area.
“He knocked him out and began kicking him within the head, breaking his occipital bone. It was the blow of an expert boxer,” she was quoted saying.
The combat reportedly occurred within the metropolis’s Victory Sq., the place many younger folks had gathered to socialize.
“They did an operation nearly a day after the incident. A neurosurgeon from Yekaterinburg was known as to the intensive care unit, Sasha was not transportable. They eliminated a hematoma and opened up his cranium. Now he’s in a coma, we’re praying for him,” she mentioned. “I requested the docs: ‘What’s his situation? Inform me the reality, will he reside?’ They reply: ‘It’s an open query.’”
“They took his financial institution playing cards, his telephone, and when he was overwhelmed, they demanded that he give the PIN code for the cardboard and password for the telephone… I feel they attacked him to rob him. As a result of he has some huge cash,” she mentioned.
Kozhevin had reportedly returned from the battle in late April after finishing a six-month contract with Wagner. The group affords earnings of 240,000 rubles ($2,875) a month—and a pardon to jail inmates who comply with go kill Ukrainians.
He apparently adopted the battle after his return house, sharing a video on social media of Wagner elevating the Russian flag in Ukraine’s Bakhmut final month.
Kozhevin isn’t the primary ex-Wagner mercenary to fulfill violence upon returning house. Final month, a former Wagner fighter was shot useless within the Irkutsk area at his personal homecoming occasion.