Contents tagged with Wagner private military company

  • Media: Six fighters of Russian private military company killed in Syria

    Six mercenaries from the Russian Wagner private military company (PMC) were killed in Syria when a police building exploded, Novaya Gazeta reports, citing its own sources.

    According to the Russian news outlet, the explosion took place on November 4 in the old Syrian criminal police building on the Damascus-Deir ez-Zor route, killing 11 people. The casualties included five Syrian government soldiers and six persons who presumably belonged to a division of the Wagner PMC.

    One source stated that …

  • Putin prepares for military campaign in Libya

    Inspired by the military campaign in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to assist another ally, this time in Libya.

    Russia has already begun to deploy special forces and GRU troops with orders to train personnel for Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military leader who opposes the government supported by the UN, US and EU.

    Under the guise of the Wagner Private Military Company, Russia has established military bases in Tobruk and Benghazi on Libya’s north-east coast, and …

  • Ukrainian Security Service publishes names of 8 more Wagner mercenaries killed by US in Syria

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published information on another eight mercenaries from the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) who were killed in Syria on February 7, 2018, in a clash with US forces, SBU spokesman Ihor Huskov told Ukrainsky Novyny ( Ukrainian News).

    “Russia officially said their were five casualties, but we have constantly been publishing information confirming the deaths of 50 people. Today I can present you with information on another eight casualties, two of …

  • Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa

    The highly publicized murder of Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic may be directly connected to the recently founded Patriot private military company (PMC) which operates in the country,reported the Dozhd TV channel, citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, a mercenary from the Patriot PMC, and an veteran intelligence officer acquainted with a Patriot fighter.

    All of the sources believe that the murder was motivated by the research which Orkhan …

  • Putin signs decree allowing Russian intelligence agencies to recruit private spies

    Russian President Vldaimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russian intelligence to have a new type of secret service agents - "foreign intelligence officers of the Russian Federation that are not part of the staff", but are involved in performing intelligence missions, the newspaper Vedomosti reports.

    Information about such employees is now classified.  According to the new decree, disclosing of such information entails criminal liability.

    This is the first time such definition appears in …

  • Ukrainian Security Service publishes names of Russian mercenaries killed in February fight with Americans in Syria

    Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) published names of 50 mercenaries of the Russian private military company (PMC), the Wagner Grour killed in February fight with Americans in Syria.

    The list was published on the SBU website on Tuesday.

    The list includes not only Russian citizens but also several Ukrainians from the Luhansk and Kharkiv regions, as well as one Moldovan and one Armenian citizen.

    On February 7 in Syria, pro-government armed groups attacked the headquarters of the Syrian …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: 63,000 Russian soldiers fought in Syria

    63 thousand Russian soldiers took part in the military operation in Syria, launched by Russia on September 30, 2015, stated the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on Wednesday, August 22 in a video posted on YouTube. 434 generals and about 26,000 officers were among them. According to the Ministry’s information, all commanders of the military districts, commanders of the Air Force and Air Defense divisions, and 95 percent of the commanders of combined arms brigades and regiments were …

  • Media: Russian journalists killed in Central Africa found informant through Putin's associate's company

    Kirill Romanovsky, a journalist of the Russian Federal News Agency RIA FAN introduced Alexander Rastorguyev to a “fixer” in the Central African Republic (CAR). As reported by Meduza news agency, this was stated by several friends of Rastorguyev and Romanovsky.

    “Fixers” are specialists who “fix” or make convenient arrangements for a variety of needs for visiting reporters. Since the Gulf War in 1991 they have become essential for visiting reporters to operate quickly or effectively because …

  • Media: Journalists killed in Central Africa understood what their assailants were saying

    In the Central African Republic (CAR), an investigation is currently underway into the deaths of a film crew from Russia. On Thursday a Gendarmerie investigative group examined the murder scene and questioned local residents. The details of the attack have also been published in the local media. According to the local online news outlet Corbeau News (CNC), the members of the film crew appear to have understood what their assailants were telling them during the attack.According to CNC, the …

  • Central African media: Russian journalists were detained, questioned and killed by local militia

    Media outlets of the Central African Republic (CAR) sounded a new version of the death of three Russians who, according to the Investigations Management Center (IMC)  investigative project, went there to shoot a movie about the activities of the private military company the Wagner Group.

    According to Palmares Centrafrique news outlet, insurgents from the Muslim group Seleka who control the territories around Dekoa City kidnapped journalist Orhan Dzhemal, filmmaker Alexander Rastorguyev and …