Contents tagged with Wagner

  • Media: several Russian mercenaries killed by rebels in Central African Republic

    Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed several Russian mercenaries from the private military company the Wagner Group and took another hostage, reported the local newspaper Corbeau News citing a source.

    According to the source, the Russian mercenaries together with the CAR soldiers dismantled an fence, which was earlier built by the rebels. A fire fight broke out because of that, during which Russian mercenaries were killed.

    The newspaper notes that the Russian mercenaries are …

  • Russian mercenaries suffer defeat in Central African Republic

    Three rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), which formed an anti-government coalition,  seized the administrative centre of Lobaye Prefecture, the city of Mbaïki.

    According to Corbeau News, the rebels, who are trying to prevent the re-election of the country's president Faustin-Archange Touadéra for a second term, have overrun the CAR Armed Forces, supported by mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group.

    As a result, the rebels took under their …

  • Ukrainian journalist accuses Zelensky’s administration head of derailing special operation to detain Wagner mercenaries

    The head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak is directly involved in the failure of the special operation to detain mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, said a prominent Ukrainian journalist Yuri Butusov on air of the talk show "All the Lawlessness" on Apostrophe TV.

    As Butusov notes, Yermak personally informed the Belarusian special services that the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is preparing a special operation to lure Russian mercenaries …

  • Arab media: Russian mercenaries transferred from Syria to Libya

    Russian mercenaries have been transferred from Syria to Libya in order to provide combat support for General Khalifa Haftar, writes the London-based Arab news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

    According to the newspaper, over the last three days two Russian Air Force airplanes have flown from Syria to the Benghazi Airport in Libya, bringing mercenaries. The Russian security contractors are operating under the companies Moran and Schit, and their deployment was coordinated with the UAE and Egypt, the …

  • Russian mercenaries spotted in Libyan war zone

    Russian mercenaries are taking part in the war in Libya. Since the overthrow of the country's leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country has been in civil war. Libya’s capital Tripoli, controlled by the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, was besieged by the Libyan National Army headed by General Khalifa Haftar. Russian mercenaries are taking part in the conflict on Khalifa Haftar’s side, reports Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).

    CIT investigators were able to examine …

  • Journalist who wrote about Russian private military companies arrested in Moscow

    A court in Moscow arrested Russian military expert Vladimir Neyelov on suspicion of high treason, reports TASS. The expert wrote several articles on the activities of Russian private military companies.

    Neyelov, who is held in the Lefortovo detention facility, worked with the "Center of Strategic Conjunctures” and specialized in the activities of private military companies.

    Russian media have repeatedly reported about the "the private military company the Wagner group", which, according to …

  • Colleague of Russian journalists killed in Central Africa forced to flee Russia

    A former journalist for the media project “the Investigation Management Center” Sergei Kanev had to urgently flee Russia fearing of being accused of an assassination attempt on the Russian president, reported Dozhd TV, with reference to the Russian media project “Proekt”.

    Earlier, in an interview with Dozhd, the exiled Russian tycoon and Putin’s critic, Mikhail Khodorkovsky spoke about one of his colleagues being taken out of Russia. He said that there was a plan to accuse a certain journalist …

  • Central African media: riots started after Russian mercenaries kill local resident

    Russian mercenaries killed an inhabitant of the Central African city of Damara, local news outlet Corbeau News Centrafrique reports.

    The news outlet reports that, after the killing on the morning of July 31, a riot broke out in the city, which led to several other deaths, including one Russian, according to unconfirmed information.

    Local residents demanded that the Russians leave the city and the country’s interior minister had arrived there.

    Damara is roughly halfway between Bangui, the …

  • SBU: mercenaries of Wagner private military company arrived in Luhansk from Russia

    The Security Service of Ukraine reported that additional forces from the private military company Wagner arrived at the separatist-controlled territory of the Luhansk region. The website of the SBU states that they came to support the separatist Igor Kornet, after the conflict between him and former head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky which resulted in Plotnitsky fleeing to Russia.

    The special service reported that in 2015, Kornet and the head of the Wagner private military company under the …

  • Russian private military contractor who fought in eastern Ukraine killed in Syria

    Russian Roman Solnyshkov, known as Solntse (The Sun), who previously fought in the Donbas, was killed in Syria, where he went as a military contractor hired by the Wagner private military company.

    It is reported that previously Solnyshkov served in eastern Ukraine in separatist Sparta battalion under the command of Arsen Pavlov (aka Motorola).

    Twitter user, Necro Mancer, confirmed the death of Roman Solnyshkov.

    "Solnyshkov Roman Viktorovich, known as Solntse (The Sun), was killed in Syria in …