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Russian media. The Wagner group transports the bodies of the mercenaries using ordinary trucks

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The private military company Wagner Group, which recruits mercenaries to fight in Ukraine, transports the bodies of soldiers from this country to Russia using ordinary trucks. For the delivery of “Cargo 200” you have to pay 60,000 rubles, Russian independent media reported.

The Meduza portal, citing reports from the “Ostorozno. Nowosti” channel on Telegram, which was created after the armed invasion Russia to Ukraine, wrote that orders for transport are placed, among others, by the Disawtotrans company based in Rostov-on-Don. The company is to act as an intermediary that receives orders from “third parties”.


Weight six tons, volume 82 cubic meters

Journalists from “Ostorozhno. Novosti” gave details of one of the orders placed, which concerns the transport from Rostov-on-Don to the city of Balashikha in the Moscow region (a distance of over a thousand kilometers). Transportation of the “cargo 200” (in Russian “rubble 200” – in the terminology of the army in the post-Soviet countries, the designation for the transport of the body of a fallen soldier – ed.) weighing six tons and a volume of 82 cubic meters, packed in a “metal shell”, costs at least 60,000 rubles (over PLN 3.8 thousand). Payable in most cases in cash, without “finding a deal”.

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The media reports that when it comes to transport requirements, trucks must be equipped with refrigerated trucks. “Cargo 200” is shipped “without people who look after it”, the driver receives all the necessary documents from the morgue.

Russian truck with the letter “Z” – a symbol of armed aggression against Ukraine. Illustrative photo Sergei Malgavko / TASS / Forum

Fighting for Sołedar

The independent Meduza portal reminded that the mercenaries of the Wagner Group are fighting, among others, for the cities of Bachmut and Sołedar in Ukrainian Donbass. “The losses are large” – added Meduza.

The Wagner group, dubbed the “private army” of sanctioned pro-Kremlin businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, has become one of Russia’s main strike forces in the war against Ukraine – reminded the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. According to Kiev experts, the Wagnerians may now account for about a quarter of all Russian forces in Ukraine.

meduza.io, UNIAN, tvn24.pl,

Main photo source: Sergei Malgavko / TASS / Forum

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