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 Russian officer Andrei Troshev, who fought in Ukraine, hospitalized with loads of cash after drinking vodka in St. Petersburg. PHOTOS

Retired Colonel of the Russian police Andrei Troshev, who fought in the Donbas, has been taken to a hospital in St. Petersburg in an inadequate condition with 5 million rubles ($81,207) in his pocket.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Fontanka, Troshev also carried maps and an order for the purchase of two dozen tents. The patient can't be talked to due to his inadequate condition.

Journalists say the ambulance picked up a man at 13 Verbnaya Str. late on June 5. He was taken to the reception room but, apparently, was not able to introduce himself, the newspaper notes. He had documents in the name of Andrei Troshev, 5 million rubles and $5,000 in cash, geographic maps of Syria, settlement sheets for weapons and an electronic ticket for a plane to Krasnodar. No explanations could be received from him. The police have been informed about the incident.

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Troshev is a military officer, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and Chechnya. He commanded a self-propelled artillery battery in Afghanistan in the mid-eighties. After the army, he continued to serve in the St. Petersburg OMON and SOBR spetsnaz units. He has been awarded the highest state decorations.

Russian officer Andrei Troshev, who fought in Ukraine, hospitalized with loads of cash after drinking vodka in St. Petersburg 01
Russian officer Andrei Troshev, who fought in Ukraine, hospitalized with loads of cash after drinking vodka in St. Petersburg 02

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According to Fontanka, Troshev is one of the closest associates of Dmitry Utkin, known as Wagner, whom journalists call the commander of Russian mercenaries in Syria. He was also seen on joint trips with representatives of the security service of billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin and, probably, also worked for the structures of Prigozhin's Concord Group.
 
 
 
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