Contents tagged with Wagner private military company

  • Commanders of Russia’s Wagner private military company speak to media about the operation in Syria

    Commanders from the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) have spoken to the media under conditions of anonymity and provided information on the PMC’s activity in Syria.

    The PMC’s Syrian campaign began in 2015. The Wagner Group carries out military assignments, and numbers roughly 2,000 mercenaries, the unnamed commanders claim. The PMC is seconded by the Karpaty detachment, which is made up of 300 cossacks with Ukrainian citizenship. One commander claimed that there may be as many as 8,000 …

  • Journalist: Russian Wagner Private Military Company continues to recruit mercenaries for operations in Sudan and Syria

    The Russian journalist Igor Pushkaryov, who visited the Wagner Private Military Company’s (PMC) secret base in Krasnodar Krai, learned from the mercenaries that the PMC has a new assignment. In an Echo of Moscow radio broadcast, Pushkaryov said that at the end of last week, two new parties of Wagner troops had set out for Syria and Sudan.

    “From quite short discussions with the population of this base and the inhabitants of the surrounding Molkino settlement, it became clear that even after the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine: 40 Ukrainians fight in Russia’s Wagner Group in Syria

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified nearly 40 Ukrainian citizens in the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), according to material published on Donbas.Realii.

    “The Security Service of Ukraine has information that during the formation of a contingent of the so-called Wagner PMC to be sent to Syria, there was a separate group of people originating from Ukraine, who were nominally designated the ‘Karpaty’,” said Ihor Huskov, head of the SBU chairman’s office.

    “This is the …

  • Ukrainian General: Defeat of Russian Wagner private military company in Syria demonstrates superiority of US army over Russian army

    The rout of the Russian Wagner private military company in Syria demonstrates the significant superiority of the U.S. Army over the Russian Army, as well as a fundamentally different approach to conducting military operations and number of losses suffered, stated the ex-Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Igor Romanenko, during an interview with Obozrevatel news outlet.

    As the general explained, “Since Soviet times, Russia has spared neither …

  • Russian media reveals the total number of Wagner Group mercenaries fighting in Syria

    At least 3,602 fighters are serving in the Russian “Wagner” private military company (PMC), reported Republic (formerly Slon) news outlet, citing the Wagner PMC’s payroll.

    As the news outlet points out, one of the divisions on the list contains private badge numbers from 1 to 3602. Republic did not specify how many badge owners were currently in the company’s active service, but it did point out that one of the names on the list – Yevgeny Alikov from Russia’s Arkhangelsk province – had died in …

  • Kremlin confirms that ‘several dozen Russians were killed and injured in recent military clash in Syria’

    In Syria, "during the recent military clash", several dozen Russians were injured, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement published on the Ministry’s website. The Ministry did not specify what kind of military clash it was and where it occurred.

    "During a recent military confrontation, in which the military personnel of the Russian Federation were not involved and no regular technical means were used, Russian citizens and citizens of other CIS countries were killed. This …

  • Media: 54 Russian mercenaries killed in Syria in September 2017

    At least 54 Russian mercenaries from private military companies were killed in Syria in September 2017, the BBC Russian service reported, after investigating documents provided by the mother of one of the mercenaries.

    The documents were submitted for publication by Nina Atyusheva, mother of Yevgeny Alikov from Severoonezhsk in Russia’s Arkhangelsk province. Atyusheva said that she had been contacted in the middle of September 2017 by a man from Rostov-on-Don who introduced himself as Andrei. …

  • Russian deputy Zhirinovsky confirms death of hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria

    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the scandalous Russian State Duma MP and head of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), let slip out information about the death of Wagner mercenaries in Syria.

    A corresponding video from the press conference appeared on Twitter.

    Zhirinovsky complained that able-bodied men in the Russian Federation do not have work, which justifies why they are fighting.

    "Now, in Syria, a large group has died. It's that the widows remain. It does not matter that they were not …

  • Russian media reports death of ninth mercenary killed in US airstrike in Syria

    The radio station Echo of Moscow has learned of a ninth Russian who died in Syria as a result of the US airstrike. The death of Oleg Tereshchenko, a resident of Krylovskaya in Krasnodar Krai, was confirmed by four of his acquaintances.

    Echo of Moscow’s sources claim that Tereshchenko’s death became the most discussed topic in his town. People who knew him say that he died in Syria. According to one of his acquaintances, this took place during the bombardment of the Russian convoy, which killed …

  • Putin's spokesperson Peskov: Russians in Syria have no connection to Russian Armed Forces

    Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it possible that there are Russian citizens in Syria, but if there are, they have no connection to Russia’s Armed Forces. This was the politician’s comment on the Russian deaths in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor.

    “We at the Kremlin do not have concrete, detailed information which would enable conclusions to be drawn. The possibility cannot be excluded that there are Russian citizens in Syria. But they are in no way connected to the Russian Armed …