Wagner mercenary survives fighting in Ukraine, later killed by missile in Russia
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The reports say Merkulov died when a fragment of the missile fell on a wooden house he was staying at, also killing three of his friends.
Two other people present at the site were subsequently hospitalized.
Russian media rushed to blamed the incident on the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but it is worth noting that the Russian military has a rich history of accidentally striking its own territory, including population centers.
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