Contents tagged with Wagner private military company

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Security Service: Russia plans to send 100 Wagner PMC fighters to Donbas

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced on its website that it has learned of plans to send roughly 100 fighters from the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) into the Donbas.

    “Russia’s intelligence agency continues to use Wagner mercenaries to escalate the combat in eastern Ukraine. According to the SBU’s information, in the next few days roughly 100 fighters from the Wagner PMC will arrive in occupied Donetsk to support the DPR terrorist group,” the report states.

    The SBU claims to …

  • Ukrainian Security Service identifies Russian officers who trained PMC Wagner mercenaries

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified 26 Russian officers who have been "sent" to serve as combat training instructors for PMC Wagner since 2014, as stated during a briefing by SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak, the SBU Press Service reports.

    According to Hrytsak, Russian military personnel conducted exercises for “Putin’s private army" that included tactical, fire, engineering and artillery training, as well as training for tank crews, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel …

  • Mercenaries from Russian Wagner Private Military Company appear in Central African Republic

    This year Russia sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) the detachment of the mercenaries from Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) reported.

    On March 22, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that in late January and early February, a small batch of arms and ammunition was delivered to the CAR, and that five military units and 170 Russian civilian instructors were sent to train servicemen of the Republic. The CIS stated however that those personnel …