A Russian man known as “The Black Realtor” has been released from prison after fighting for six months in Ukraine as part of the Russian army.
Alexander Tutin, a 66-year-old real estate agent who hired hitmen to kill his business partner and his family as well as his niece, signed up for the Wagner Group and returned to Ukraine in June 2022 to fight entered.
Russia responds to delivery of tanks to Ukraine, Germany to us: ‘Direct involvement in conflict’
Six months after joining the group, Tutin left his service and walked out of prison, able to travel to Turkey and reunite with his wife, The Sun reported.
Tutin was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he, along with his business partner, Dmitry Zinalov, paid a contract killer $10,000 to kill Zinalov’s pregnant wife and the couple’s children, ages 10 and 14. The hitman used an ax and a machine gun to massacre the family. ,
Tutin later visited the family grave where he allegedly urinated on it.
According to Radar Online, he attempted to hire another hitman to kill his niece over her $100,000 inheritance, offering $9,000 for the contract, but the hitman turned out to be an undercover cop.
Reporter’s Notebook: What is Russia doing in Africa?
Now a free man after serving in Ukraine, Tutin’s release has drawn further criticism of the Wagner Group and its recruitment methods, which increasingly rely on prisoners to bolster the embattled Russian forces.
The Pentagon recently revealed that it believes Russia has lost more than 100,000 troops since the start of the conflict in Ukraine nearly a year ago.
Fox News’ Benjamin Hall urges viewers to ‘never give up’ in emotional return to live TV
Wagner’s chief of staff, Yevgeny Prigozhin, recommended Tyutin for the Order of Courage medal for his “battlefield bravery”, particularly as part of an operation that stormed a fortified settlement. Prigozhin praised Tyutin’s “decisive and skillful actions”.
But he had to defend Tyutin’s support with other convicted criminals in his service.
Prigozhin reportedly explained, “Let me explain to you the philosophy of the prisoners of war participating in the prison.” “A prisoner killed a family of four. You don’t know or have seen that family, but you feel angry about it.”
Click here to get the Fox News app
“That prisoner went to war and was killed. Or, by some miracle, he survived,” continued Prigozhin. “He is a murderer, and in battle he is worth three or four or even more dandelion boys with milk still wet on their lips.”
“Among those dandelion boys are your son, your father, and your husband,” he said. “Then weigh it. Do you want the murderer to go to war, or your family members?”
“This story is almost certainly part of a PR campaign run by Yevgeny Prigozhin, Putin’s chef turned head of his personal hit squad, the Wagner Group,” said Rebekah Koffler, president of Doctrine & Strategy Consulting and a former DIA intelligence officer. told Fox News. Digital. “On Wednesday, Prigozhin who has been widely criticized for letting dangerous criminals go free, attacked journalists with a verbal tirade on Wednesday, asking if any of them would volunteer to go to Ukraine , or are they just peeing in their pants, which means cowards.”
Koffler continued, “She insisted that your fathers, brothers, sons could be those unmarried boys who were sent to Ukraine and killed.” Prigozhin said that it was only by chance that Tyutin survived the war. What didn’t add to the propaganda campaign is that Tutin isn’t even a professional killer, he hired a professional killer for the murder he ordered.”
We have detected that you are using extensions to block ads. Please support us by disabling these ads blocker.