Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov confirmed to reporters participate in a Kremlin reception on the occasion of Day of heroes of Fatherland, 9 December
the head of a private military company Dmitry Utkin, known under the Callsign “Wagner”, the correspondent .
“I don’t know how it is known, Dmitry really was. He is the gentleman of order of courage, he was from the Novgorod region”, — said Peskov on a question of journalists.
According to the representative of the Kremlin, Utkin was at the reception, as they were invited to the heroes of Russia and holders of the order of courage. However, he found it difficult to answer, for which he was awarded Utkin: “that’s what I can’t say for courage usually give.”
Sands also could not answer the question, “whether now Utkin fighters in Syria and in what status”. “I don’t know what you mean, fighters, I don’t know whether they are now in Syria,” he said.