- Only men aged 30 to 40 were buried there. Most of them died at the turn of December and January
- According to funeral service employees, those who died whose relatives could not be found within three days of death are brought there and buried
- Among the buried are many residents of the Chelyabinsk, Perm and Tyumen regions. Their names can be found in court records
- More important information can be found on the Onet home page
The graves are the same, with a cross, a plaque and two wreaths with the Russian tricolor flag and a double-headed eagle. Each of them is covered with spruce branches.
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Nearby, 10 pits were dug for future burials. Workers said three more people were buried here on the morning of March 16, and two new zinc coffins would be brought in in the evening. Journalists witnessed the exhumation: it was carried out at the request of the relatives of the deceased. They wanted to transport the body to its home region, the Chelyabinsk region. Journalists established that the mercenaries of the Wagner Group, including those recruited in penal colonies, were buried in the cemetery.
According to funeral service employees, those who died whose relatives could not be found within three days of death are brought there and buried themselves. Our boys aren’t here. They are all not from the area, they added.
Among the buried are many residents of the Chelyabinsk, Perm and Tyumen regions. Their names can be found in court records. For example, one of the dead is a resident of the Kurgan region who killed a World War II veteran in 2017 to steal his medals. The other, a resident of Yekaterinburg, was serving a sentence for a series of robberies.
This is at least the third cemetery in the Sverdlovsk region for war veterans. The Wagner Group has not commented on the new burial site.
At the end of January, it was reported that another cemetery for mercenaries, located in the Krasnodar region, had grown almost sevenfold in two months, to 170 graves. Currently, mercenaries from the Wagner Group continue their assault on Bakhmut. Western officials estimate Russia’s total losses in the six-month-long offensive against the city at between 20,000 and 30,000. people. NATO sources noted that for every Ukrainian soldier killed near Bakhmut, there are at least five Russian soldiers.