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    Russian Mercenary Group Claims American Veteran Killed in Ukraine Firefight

    Russian Mercenary Group Claims American Veteran Killed in Ukraine Firefight

    The leader of a Russian mercenary group claimed to show in a video released Tuesday the body and IDs of a U.S. veteran killed amid fighting in .

    The video of Yevgeny Prigozhin, commander of the Wagner Group, which functions as a private arm of the Russian , circulated online and appeared to show him holding a retiree card, driver's license and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs identification card. Military.com could not confirm the authenticity of the video Tuesday afternoon and is not reporting the name of the veteran.

    The video — which is black and white and appears to be filmed at night — pans to a half-dressed body lying in rubble. It was released as Ukraine continues fierce fighting against Russian forces in Bakhmut, the epicenter of the conflict. The mercenary group is known to fabricate and spread disinformation to promote its status on the battlefield and with the Kremlin.

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    American veterans have flocked to Ukraine to help in the fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion, and some have died there. Throughout the conflict, videos of prisoners of war and the violence have surfaced. The latest video — featuring the head of 's for-hire military forces — appears to push the boundaries of how the dead should be treated under international war conventions.

    Wagner has reportedly committed war crimes across…

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