After the European Union’s decision two days ago to classify Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” the Russian Wagner group found no other way to respond than with a “bloody axe.”
According to her, she sent a violin case with a sledgehammer “stained with blood” to the European Parliament.
In a video posted on one of her Telegram channels, a lawyer working under her wing appears carrying a bag with a violin and entering an empty room.
The man then places the briefcase on the table, lifts the lid of the case, and shows off a polished axe, on the tip of which is engraved the coat of arms of Wagner, the hilt of which seemed to be covered in red, in a mysterious message. , whose meaning can only be understood in one way.
And Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the militant group, known as Putin’s chef, explained in a separate video that he intended to send this hammer to parliament as “information” before European deputies decide to classify Wagner as a terrorist organization.
He also expressed regret that this could happen.
On the other hand, sources in the European Parliament have confirmed that they have not received the hammer yet, hinting that the whole thing could be a hoax.
For his part, MP Daniel Freund believes that “if anyone needs more evidence that Russia is a state sponsoring terrorism, Prigozhin has just sent it in a violin case,” according to the Telegraph newspaper.
Notably, sledgehammers or axes have recently become the unofficial symbol of the Kremlin-linked group, as its operatives have used them to kill on foreign missions.
Wagner has gained notoriety, especially recently when its fighters have been fighting alongside Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, posting videos of its fighters demonstrating with musical instruments in the bombed-out cities of Donbass.
Wagner’s mercenaries often refer to themselves as musicians and their combat group as an orchestra.
It is noteworthy that the group received the name “Wagner” in 2014, in honor of one of the founders of the Russian special forces, who used the call sign “Wagner”.