Contents tagged with Wagner Group

  • Belarus gives Ukraine list of detained Wagner mercenaries

    Ukraine has received from Belarus a full list of detained contractors of the Russian private military company the Wagner Group and now is looking into their possible involvement in crimes against Ukraine, announced Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba during an online briefing, reported Hromadske.

    According to him, on July 30, the Ukrainian ambassador to Belarus met with the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

    Kuleba specified that Belarus had no claims against Ukraine. …

  • Russians detained in Belarus claim there were going to Venezuela, Turkey, Syria and Cuba

    Russians detained in Belarus were planning to fly to Venezuela, Turkey, Syria, and Cuba, the head of the Belarusian investigative group Alexander Agafonov on air of the Belarusian TV channel ONT, as quoted by TASS.

    "It is obvious that while organizing the crime the attackers were preparing alibi for themselves. A similar situation occurred with the detention of 33 citizens of the Russian Federation, who were carrying tickets for the July 25 flight to Istanbul. However, as the investigation …

  • Russian Ambassador to Belarus: Russian military contractors were detained while waiting for a flight to another country

    Russian Ambassador to Belarus Dmitry Mezentsev commented on the detention of 33 Russians near Minsk and said that the Russian side expects from Belarus evidence that its actions and the criminal proceedings against the detainees are justified. According to him, Russian citizens are "not involved" in the events in Belarus, reports the Current Time.

    The incident took place on July 29. The Belarusian authorities announced that they consider Russians to be "militants of a private military company" …

  • Lukashenko accuses Russian private military company Wagner of terrorism and asks Ukraine for help

    The scandal surrounding the detention in Belarus of 33 Russians, whom the Belarusian KGB suspects of trying to destabilize the situation ahead of the presidential elections, continues to gain momentum.

    A criminal case has been opened against these Russian citizens on charges of preparing a terrorist attack, Andrei Ravkov, secretary of the Security Council of Belarus, said on Thursday.

    According to the Belarus special services, 200 "militants", who, according to Belarusian media, are fighters …

  • Kyiv to demand extradition of Wagner mercenaries detained in Belarus to Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities intend to demand the extradition of militants detained in Belarus, Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing the press service of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    "The SBU will submit the request for extradition of militants detained in Belarus," the press service stated.

    Deputy Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Serhii Kryvonos also said that Kyiv may demand the extradition of Ukrainian-born people among those detained in Belarus.

    "This issue …

  • Belarus detains 33 Wagner mercenaries ahead of Presidential Election

    Belarus’ Law enforcement agencies have detained near Minsk fighters of the private military company Wagner Group, which the West considers the second army of the Kremlin, and Russian media associate with businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, a longtime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    According to Belta news agency, 33 Russian citizens were detained by the Belarusian KGB group "A" with the support of riot police. The oldest of the detained is 55 years old and the youngest - 24 years old. …

  • Kremlin denies involvement of Russian military in Libyan conflict

    The Russian military is not taking part in the operation in Libya, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    "The Russian military in no way participates in Libya, in any processes. We are not aware of any Russian citizens who may take part there," he said.

    The day before, the U.S. Army's African Command said on Twitter that Russian mercenaries from Wagner's private military company were in Libya and were prolonging the conflict. " Russia has the power to stop them, …

  • USA accuses Russian mercenaries in Libya of violating rules of war

    The U.S. Army African Command (US AFRICOM) has accused mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner fighting in Libya of violating the UN embargo on the use of anti-personnel mines and improvised explosive devices.

    The U.S. military alleges that Russian mercenaries have been actively setting up mines in areas around Tripoli and Sirte since mid-June, with explosive devices imported from abroad.

    "Russia-sponsored PMC Wagner demonstrates a complete disregard for the security of …

  • Ukraine: Russia may use its private military companies against European countries

    The combat experience, which was gained by Russian private military companies (PMCs) in Ukraine and Syria, gives the Kremlin the opportunity to use these companies to project its military influence in other regions, stated the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense  Vadim Skibitsky during the meeting of the OSCE Forum for Security and Cooperation, dedicated to the activities of private military companies, Ukrinform reports.

    Skibitsky said that …

  • Russian mercenaries start leaving Libya

    Fighters of the Russian private military company Wagner arrived at Bani Waled airfield in Libya. The video published on Thursday, May 28, by the Telegram channel "Military Informant" shows vehicles loaded with equipment entering the airfield. The Wagner fighters can be seen near the cargo plane. Presumably, they are leaving the country. As the Military Informant notes, it is not known at this time whether all troops will be withdrawn from Libya or whether it is a rotation of the personnel. …