This is coolbert:
Vakha gone. Ukrainian one. Buryat zero.
The Buryats the Ukraine Conflict. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
From "The New Voice of Ukraine" Mon, June 6, 2022.
"Vladimir Andanov has been killed in Ukraine"
Renowned a poor description of Vladimir? Infamous perhaps a better word?
“'A favorite of Russian propagandists, a mercenary of PMC Wagner, Vladimir Andanov, with the call sign ‘Vakha,’ who was of Buryat origin, has been officially denazified and demilitarized,' the Ukrainian army command statement said."
"Andanov came to the Donbas as a volunteer back in 2014. He took part in the battles for Debaltseve and was involved in the shooting of Ukrainian military prisoners in Lohvynove."
From the English tabloid the "Sun" the article by Anthony Blair 6 Jun 2022.
"ONE of Putin's most notorious mercenaries, dubbed "The Executioner", has reportedly been killed by a Ukrainian sniper."
"Vladimir Andonov part of the notorious Wagner Group of Russian mercenaries, was reportedly involved in the shooting of Ukrainian prisoners of war during fighting in the Donbas back in 2014."
Within context see my previous blog entries the participation of Buryats in the Ukraine Conflict:
Buryat people serving as a distinct ethnic military unit. Being used by Vlad for less than savory tasks? Policing of Russian occupied Ukrainian territory? Occupation forces.