Ex-Wagner prisoner troop reveals lies fed to him about Putin's invasion
One fighter recruited from prison blamed Russian media for misleading him.
Kremlin may deploy Wagner Group tactic with "human wave attacks": ISW
The Wagner Group has previously been accused of recruiting prisoners to use along the front lines in Ukraine, despite the convicts' inadequate combat training.
Are the Wagner Group's days in Ukraine numbered?
The paramilitary unit is losing its influence in the war, along with its founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin—But will Vladimir Putin snub the Wagner Group entirely?
Wagner Group no longer recruiting prisoners, Prigozhin says
Meanwhile, reports suggest the Wagner Group has not halted its hiring drive but is instead employing more predatory practices to gather convicts.
Wagner Group's ominous recruiting tactics revealed as convict pool dries up
The paramilitary outfit is reportedly employing even more predatory recruitment practices in Russia's prisons amid struggles to find new recruits.
Russia rushing to "replenish" troops after massive losses: Ukraine
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote in an update on Friday that Russia was moving forward with a "recruitment campaign among convicts."
Robert Fratta fears expired drugs will lead to another botched execution
Fratta, 65, is set to receive a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas on January 10.
Russian "Walter White" among ex-cons released after return from Ukraine
Dmitry Karavaichik was handed a 17-year jail sentence in 2019 for producing and distributing amphetamine and served six months in Ukraine.
Anger in Russia after prisoners called up to war released back into society
Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner Group founder, said the first batch of prisoners who fought in the war have received a pardon. "They worked with honor, with dignity."
Russia's Wagner Group resorting to recruiting prisoners from Belarus-Report
Six members of the notorious Wagner Group, including a Belarusian national, reportedly escaped in December from a training center in Ukraine.
Inside the Wagner Group: The criminals and contractors fighting Putin's war
Russian human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin told Newsweek that as many as 30,000 prisoners have been recruited and deployed to Ukraine.
Every death row prisoner executed in the U.S. in 2022
Eighteen men were put to death in the U.S. this year, with more than half of them in Texas and Oklahoma.
Russia using "expendable" convict recruits to protect Wagner troops: U.K.
Prisoners recruited by the Wagner Group are being used "as a meat shield," the National Resistance Center of Ukraine said.
Will Brittney Griner Return to WNBA? What the star has said
Griner discussed a possible return to the WNBA and the release of American Paul Whelan in her first statement since returning home. Read it in full here.
John Kirby: Brittney Griner "in good health", Paul Whelan talks ongoing
"Up until the moment we actually secured the deal that got Brittney home, we were still trying to get Paul out," the National Security Council spokesperson said.
Viktor Bout's lawyer: U.S. has "absolutely" nothing to fear
Steve Zissou insisted the exchange of Viktor Bout for Brittney Griner was fair.
Freed Russian Arms Dealer Viktor Bout Would 'Volunteer' In Putin's War
In an interview with state-controlled RT, the arm dealer said he 'never understood' why Russia didn't move earlier into Ukraine.
Trump attacks Biden for not doing something he failed to do himself
Trump asked why Paul Whelan wasn't included in Thursday's prisoner swap with Russia, even though Trump was the president for half of Whelan's imprisonment.
Brittney Griner swap may be sign Russia's worried about secrets leaking
Security experts told Newsweek that the prisoner swap signals that the U.S. and Russia is returning to Cold War-era patterns.
When was Brittney Griner detained? Timeline from arrest to prisoner swap
WNBA player Brittney Griner was freed from a Russian prison on Thursday after she was detained nine-plus months ago.
Who is Viktor Bout? "Merchant of death" arms dealer in Brittney Griner swap
The Kremlin has long sought Viktor Bout's release, calling his sentencing in April 2012 "baseless and biased."
Ukraine's Snake Island defenders released in prisoner exchange
Ukrainian official Andriy Yermak said Saturday that "over the last week, we managed to return 98 Ukrainians. We are working on the release of all our people."
Prisoner has had two phones stuck in his stomach since March
The prisoner was attempting to smuggle four mobile phones into the prison, and has refused surgery to get the final two removed.
Russia resorts to recruiting prisoners with infectious diseases: Ukraine
Russian prisoners with diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C are being recruited as soldiers by the Wagner Group, Kyiv said.
Putin ally gifted Ukrainian POWs by teenage son in disturbing video
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov previously bragged about his teenage sons fighting on the frontlines of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
After Biden Meeting, Brittney Griner's Wife Recalls 'Grueling 7 Months'
The WNBA star's partner wrote on Instagram that she continues to "look forward to the day my wife is back home."
Putin Ally Dismisses Criticism of Prisoners Fighting War: 'Send' Your Kids
"It's either them or your children, decide for yourself," Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as "Putin's chef," said of prisoners he suggested fight in Ukraine.
Oklahoma Inmate Forced To Listen to 'Baby Shark' on a Loop Found Dead
John Basco, 48, made headlines around the world after he alleged the pop song was used to "torture" him during a previous stint in jail.
Who Is Viktor Bout? Russia's 'Merchant of Death' Offered for Griner, Whelan
The Kremlin has long pushed for Bout's release, calling his detainment in the U.S. "unlawful."
Russian State TV Says Foreign POWs Should Be Shot
Eduard Basurin from the Donetsk People's Republic told the Russia-1 channel that shooting foreign prisoners would help the countries they are from.