‘I have no future’: Returned Wagner fighters get counselling in Russia – Lifotravel


Alexander Fyodorov, a former Wagner fighter and convict. © AFP

Alexander Fyodorov spent had spent most of his life in prison for various crimes before becoming one of thousands of convicts recruited by the Wagener Group to fight in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Upon his return to Russia he was given a pardon, but found adjusting to everyday life after the brutality of war a psychological challenge. Now, with the help of a group called the “Union of Veterans of the Special Military Operation”, he has turned to therapy to try to reintegrate.

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