Bloodiest Russian serial killer ‘The Werewolf’ begs Putin to send him to Ukraine

  • Bookmark
  • Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter

    We have more newsletters

    The bloodiest serial killer in Russia has demanded to be freed so that he can fight for Russian President Vladimir Putin's failing army in Ukraine.

    Former cop Mikhail Popkov, 58, was nicknamed 'The Werewolf' after killing 83 women between 1992 and 2012.

    It is actually thought that his victim total is around 200, although he has only ever confessed to the smaller number.

    READ MORE: Met Office issues five days of yellow warnings with 'worst snow in decade' set to hit

    He would target women who did things that he saw as “immoral”, lure them to him while wearing a police uniform, offer the women a lift in his police car and then brutally murder them.

    He used a variety of tools, including knives, axes and screwdrivers – before shockingly raping their dead bodies.

    And now he wants to help fight for Russia.

    Bizarrely, Russian authorities permitted state TV to interview him behind bars last week as he pleaded to join Putin’s fighters.

    He claimed he had radio-electronics experience from his time as a Red Army conscript, and hopes to use the infamous Kremlin prisoner scheme which has freed as many as 40,000 convicts to the front line in order to gain his liberty.

    Popkov is even suddenly confessing to more murders as he seeks to win a place in the feared Wagner Group mercenary army, headed by Putin crony Yevgeny Prigozhin, which is backing the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.

    He was asked by Russian state TV: “What is your dream?”

    He replied: “To join the army.

    “I would not hesitate to do so.

    • Russia 'publicly executing' their own soldiers who disobey Vladimir Putin

    “If I refer to my military registration profession, I think it's in rather high demand now.

    “Though it's probably more modern these days – radio-electronics.

    “But even though I've been in prison for 10 years, I don't think it would be so hard to learn quickly.”

    He implied that his wish to fight in the war was stronger than a simple desire.

    “This is not a computer game, these are not fiction books about superheroes,” he said.

    The Kremlin has yet to respond to his request.

    To get more stories from Daily Star delivered straight to your inbox sign up to one of our free newsletters here .


    • For more of the latest news from the world of the Daily Star, check out our homepage
    • 'Don't let ISIS bride Shamima Begum back into UK,' warns top Brit defence expert

    • Copies of Prince Harry's book found 'unwanted' on Facebook Marketplace for a fiver

    • Prince Harry had 'bespoke c**k cushion' made so he wouldn't get frostbitten penis again

    • Met Office issues five days of yellow warnings with 'worst snow in decade' set to hit

    • Vladimir Putin
    • Military
    • Russia
    • Russia Ukraine war
    • Ukraine

    Source: Read Full Article