Putin pardons Russian rapist who chopped off victim's hand so he can fight in Ukraine

Putin pardons Russian rapist who chopped off victim's hand so he can fight in Ukraine

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 04/03/2024

- 22:15

The 42-year-old man was previously sentenced for killing and dismembering his 18-year-old victim

Vladimir Putin has pardoned a Russian rapist who chopped off his victim’s hand so he can fight in the Kremlin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian President freed Tsyren-Dorzhi Tsyrenzhapov, 42, to allow the convicted murderer to take up arms in the ongoing conflict.

Tsyrenzhapov was sentenced for killing and dismembering 18-year-old Ekaterina Skvortsova.

He also threw her severed head from a 12th-floor window.

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Local schoolboy Igor Shalaev, then 15, said: “It was me and my friends who found the body parts. It was very scary.”

Detailing how the 18-year-old was identified, the victim's 48-year-old mother Svetlana Skvortsova explained: “I went in, and saw this cart full of lumps of meat.

“My legs were like jelly. I did not understand anything.

“They could have put her on a table and covered the body parts with a sheet. It was completely inhumane to see her like this.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin with members of the Russian military

Vladimir Putin pardoned Tsyren-Dorzhi Tsyrenzhapov


Skvortsova’s parents paid £215 for her body parts to be sewn back together for her funeral.

Tsyrenzhapov had served less than three years of a 14-year prison term when Putin released him to fight in Ukraine.

He later killed an unnamed 22-year-old woman in the Siberian village of Ugdan after being discharged from military duty.

Chita District Court sentenced Tsyrenzhapov to 14 years in a maximum security penal colony.

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Thousands of other murderers, rapists and hardened criminals were released into Russian society after serving in Putin’s army.

The Russian President was forced to launch a drastic recruitment drive in mid-2022 after his troops failed to make inroads into the ex-Soviet state.

Wagner Group recruits were also often enlisted from prison from July 2022.

An estimated 49,000 prisoners joined Yevgeny Prigozhin, who died in a plane crash following a failed coup last year, in the paramilitary group.

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