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 cameraman Kirill Radchenko, interrogated them and then killed them. The website also published a photo of the bodies of Dzhemal and Rastorguyev lying in the back of a pickup truck.
The victims’ driver survived and later said that they were attacked in an ambush. According to the driver, Dzhemal, Rastorguyev and Radchenko were killed instantly. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russians went to CAR using tourist visas and did not inform the Russian Embassy about their stay there.