Two Uzbek citizens who allegedly fought in Ukraine among the Wagner mercenaries are buried in the Bulungur district of the Samarkand region. Apparently, they are the first Uzbeks whose bodies were identified and sent home with a document stating that they "died in the war in Ukraine." This is reported by "Current Time".
According to the information, these are the first Uzbeks whose bodies were identified and sent home with a document stating that they "died in the war in Ukraine."
Shakhriyer Jalolov, 23, is a former labour migrant who served time in a Russian prison. His relatives say they do not know how he got into the war and how he died. A document issued by the registry office of the Samarkand region states that the cause of his death was a massive loss of blood. However, the death certificate, which the relatives received along with the coffin, reported that he died on December 16, 2022, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
On January 19, a coffin with the body of another Uzbek citizen, 26-year-old Babur Abdumuminov, was delivered to the village of Kora Kamar in the Bulungur district of the Samarkand region. He also died in Ukraine and was in Russia as a labour migrant. The deceased had been imprisoned for eight months in the Russian penitentiary.
During a telephone conversation with his father last year, Babur Abdumuminov said that he ended up in prison because of an expired passport, but did not provide other details. The relatives of the deceased do not know how he was called to the war and the details of his death. They only know the date of death - December 15 last year.
According to a friend of Babur Abdumuminov, who knew the deceased, the Wagner Group recruited foreign prisoners like him for the war with Ukraine. They promised to acquit the inmate if joined the mercenaries in Ukraine for only one month, after which he could go home with an extra $3,000 cash.
Babur told his friend about this, and told him not to tell his family anything. He didn’t want to worry his mother, as he was the only son in the family.