Putin entrusts ex-Wagner commander Troshev with training of volunteers

29.09.2023, Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the formation of volunteer units with the former chief of staff of PMC “Wagner” Andrei Troshev and Deputy Defense Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the Kremlin press service informed on September 29.

The Russian leader noted that he had entrusted Troshev to deal with the issue. Volunteers will be primarily trained to carry out tasks in the zone of Russia’s special military operation.

“You yourself fought in such a unit for more than a year. You know what it is, how it is organized, you know about the issues that need to be solved in advance so that the combat work goes on in the best and most successful way,” Putin told Troshev.

The President noted the importance of social security of volunteers. He emphasized that the Motherland equally values all those who defended the country, regardless of their status. Therefore, they should all receive “absolutely the same” guarantees, the Russian leader added.

The press service reported that Putin discussed social guarantees at the meeting. Yevkurov reported on how the work was going in general, while Troshev reported on details in this area.

Retired Colonel, Hero of Russia Troshev was born in April 1962. He served in the Russian Interior Ministry and took an active part in the war in Afghanistan, as well as in the Second Chechen War. In addition, Troshev participated in Russia’s military operation in Syria. The UK put him on the sanctions list for his “decisive contribution” to helping the Syrian government army.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency