areas. It turned out to be a PMC fighter “Wagner” Nikolin, recruited by this structure from the Ufan penal colony No. 4. This is reported by the Baza Telegram channel.
Nikolin deserted from the front with a weapon (a Kalashnikov light machine gun with ammunition) November 24. He was already caught by a police patrol in the territory of the Rostov region, near the plant in Novoshachtinsk. A deserter opened fire on a law enforcement officer with a machine gun and wounded one of the employees.
The search for Nikolin lasted, I recall, about a day; versions were considered that a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group was operating on the territory of the Rostov region. The wanted man was found near an abandoned pig farm, he resisted arrest. has been running since the beginning of this summer. According to published videos of recruitment interviews, fighters who survived six months of hostilities are guaranteed pardon, desertion is punished by the structure by execution on the spot.