Vladimir Putin’s crony and Wagner manager sends out ‘bloodied sledgehammer’ to EU

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    The sledgehammer covered with fake blood

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    The sledgehammer covered with phony blood was brought in a violin brief-case (Picture: e2w)

    The Kremlin- connected manager of the brutal Wagner Group claims to have sent a bloodied sledgehammer to the European Parliament.

    Vladimir Putin’s close confidant Yevgeny Prigozhin was responding to a vote to declare Russia a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ and his mercenaries a ‘terrorist group’.

    Smeared with artificial blood, the metal weapon bears the logo and the name of the Russian private military company, and was delivered in a violin case.

    The oligarch has used the war in Ukraine to establish himself in Russian politics, after his company first appeared in the country in 2014, where it participated in the annexation of Crimea.

    His sickening stunt relates to a video of a former mercenary who was executed with a sledgehammer blow to the head after changing sides during the invasion.

    The man, who gave his name as Yevgenny Nuzhin, was shown with his head taped to a brick wall.

    The 55-year-old claimed he was abducted in Kyiv in October and came around in a cellar.

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    ‘I got hit over the head and lost consciousness and came around in this cellar,’ he stated. ‘They told me I was to be tried.’

    Moments after, an unknown male behind Mr Nuzhin smashed a sledgehammer into the side of his head and neck.

    The tied-up victim can be seen collapsing onto the flooring as the male provides yet another blow to his head.

    The video was published on a Telegram channel, formerly gotten in touch with the Wagner Group, under the title ‘The hammer of revenge’.

    Asked to comment, Mr Prigozhin stated in remarks launched by his representative that the video ought to be called ‘A dog receives a dog’ s death’.

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    Visitors collect outdoors PMC Wagner Centre throughout the main opening of the workplace block in Saint Petersburg, Russia (Picture: Reuters)

    The oligarch published about the sledgehammer, which he wishes to exist to MEPs.

    He stated: ‘I don’ t understand what law the European Parliament is directed by.

    ‘But according to our legislation, from today we declare the European Parliament dissolved.’

    The sledgehammer was offered by his attorney to an agent of a pro-Russia channel CYBER FRONT Z allegedly to be sent out to Strasbourg.

    It is yet uncertain if his so-called ‘gift’ has actually been gotten by MEPs, however the video was flowed on social networks as the European Parliament’s site was struck by a cyberattack by a pro-Kremlin group.

    President Roberta Metsola stated on Twitter the other day: ‘The European Parliament is under an advanced cyberattack.

    ‘ A pro-Kremlin group has actually declared duty. Our IT professionals are pressing back versus it and are safeguarding our systems.

    ‘This, after we proclaimed Russia as a State-sponsor of terrorism. My response: #SlavaUkraini’

    The popular hashtag, which has actually seen an increase in appeal because February, equates to ‘glory to Ukraine’.

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