Contents tagged with Wagner private military company

  • 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 …

  • Russian media refuses to mention that journalist killed in Central Africa were shooting documentary on the Wagner Group

    Russian media hide the fact that the journalists murdered in the Central African Republic (CAR) were shooting a joint film for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Investigations Management Center about the activities of the private military company the Wagner Group in Africa.

    After the death of journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, the Investigations Management Center announced on the website of Echo of Moscow that the film crew had arrived in the CAR to …

  • Russian journalists killed in the Central African Republic planned to film gold mines

    The Russian journalists who died in Central African Republic (CAR), on the day of the assassination were attempting to arrange the filming of the gold mine, which the company established by Yevgeny Prigozhin supposedly plans to develop, the Dozhd television channel (also known as TV Rain) reported citing information from the Investigations Management Centre (IMC) for which journalists collected information about Russian military mercenaries.

    Before the murder, the journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, …

  • Russian journalists making documentary about Wagner Private Military Company killed in Central African Republic

    Three Russian citizens were killed in the Central African Republic—journalist Orkhan Jemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and director Aleksander Rastorguev. They were making a documentary film about the Wagner Group private military company (PMC), reported the news outlet Dozhd, citing a source in the Russian “Investigations Management Center”.

    According to one of the sources, the death of the film crew has been confirmed by the UN mission in the Central African Republic as well as by local …

  • Media: Two Wagner PMC mercenaries killed alongside four Russian soldiers in Syria

    In Syria during a militant attack, two Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) fighters were killed as well as four Russian soldiers, reported Novaya Gazeta with reference to a source who wished to remain anonymous.

    In addition, the source claims that another two persons have been taken to hospital in Moscow. The source did not specify whether they were soldiers or Wagner PMC fighters.

    As Arab News reported with reference to the AFP and the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, at least nine …