In Goryachiy Klyuch, the funeral of the fighters of PMC "Wagner" was held in spite of the ban of the mayor's office
In the village of Bakinskaya, not far from the resort town of Goryachiy Klyuch in the Krasnodar Territory, despite the position of the city authorities, the funeral of Wagner PMC fighters took place. Judging by the video from the funeral, which is published on Telegram channels, dozens of people came to them. Mayor Sergei Belopolsky said that it was wrong to make the city a place for a mass grave of fighters. The founder of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin promised to bury the fighters on March 19, despite the authorities' ban.
March 18 Press Service of Evgeny Prigozhin published his statement: the founder of the PMC said that the administration of the city of Goryachiy Klyuch forbade him to bury the fighters of the military campaign in the cemetery in the capital Baku. Mr. Prigozhin said that the funeral of the fighters would still take place, despite the authorities' ban. He urged everyone, including journalists, to come to an unscheduled funeral at 10:00 am.
March 19 in the channel press services Evgeny Prigozhin, a recording of his statement appeared in which he thanked everyone who came to the cemetery.
The head of the Hot Key, Sergei Belopolsky, wrote on March 18 in Telegramthat he respects the fighters of the Wagner PMC, but to make his resort city a place for a mass grave, in his opinion, is wrong. State Duma deputy Yevgeny Pervyshov responded by suggesting that the mayor resign and volunteer for Ukraine.
On the same day in Telegram channel Evgeny Prigozhin, a recording of a conversation with the mayor appeared. In a conversation, the head of the city said that Wagner fighters had already occupied about 500 of the 780 places in the cemetery allocated for residents of Goryachiy Klyuch. Mr. Belopolsky could not answer where to bury 8 more fighters: “I don’t know what to do, honestly. It's just some kind of kick-ass." The mayor said that the governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Veniamin Kondratyev, had taken away the authority to decide on the burial of the military.