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The BBC Russian service has found a connection between the Wagner private military company (PMC) and the businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is also known as “Putin’s Chef”.
Megaline, a company affiliated with Prigozhin, built a chapel in Russia’s Rostov province to commemorate the Russian volunteers who died in Syria. It has also built a number of facilities for the Defense Ministry, including a small military town in the region of the Belgorod province bordering with Ukraine.
The company …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 (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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …