Contents tagged with Wagner Group

  • US accuses Russia of deploying regular troops and mercenaries in Libya

    Russia has deployed regular troops and mercenaries in Libya, thereby threatening the stability of the country and destabilizing the situation there, said US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Shenker, as cited by the Department of State’s press service.

    The US official said that Russian military interference is destabilizing the situation in Libya. When asked by journalists what Washington understands this “interference” to be, Shenker explained that Russia has deployed regular …

  • Russian mercenary involved in Syrian soldier execution now inspiring patriotism in children in Bryansk

    Various Russian news outlets have identified three people from the video of a Syrian soldier being executed that was recently published by Novaya Gazeta.

    Novaya itself tentatively identified one of the mercenaries as Stanislav D., a former police officer from Stavropol Krai, who filmed the incident. After the publication of the article, the man’s wife closed her account on the Russian social network VKontakte and changed her surname to her maiden name.

    The second participant in the reprisal …

  • Kremlin is ‘shocked’ by the video of Syrian soldier's execution by Russian mercenaries

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the video of the Syrian soldier's execution, which was published on the Internet, reports Interfax news agency. Syrian soldier was tortured to death allegedly by the soldiers of the private military company (PMC) Wagner.

    Peskov said that the published video was "truly shocking." Peskov emphasized that he is not sure whether attempts to find out who is seen on the record are justified. According to him, the Russian …

  • Russian journalist recruited by Wagner private military company killed in Libya

    The Russian journalist Yevgeny (Zhaksybay) Ilyubaev, who became a mercenary for the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), has been killed in combat in Libya, Znak.com reports, citing its own sources.

    One of the sources said that in recent years Ilyubaev had entered the armed conflict zones, including Syria, on several occasions. Around a year ago he was even awarded a medal for bravery, which was presented to him by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “When the reports came in that our own …

  • Bodies of Wagner mercenaries killed in Libya start arriving in Russia

    The bodies of mercenaries from the Wagner private military company (PMC) who have been killed in Libya have started arriving in Russia, Meduza reports, citing sources and relatives of the deceased. According to the sources, as many as several dozen mercenaries may have been killed in an airstrike by the Government of National Accord against the forces of Russia-backed Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

    “From the [Sverdlovsk] province a total of 15 people [were killed], and from the entire country, 3 …

  • Russian media: Israel seriously concerned by Russian mercenaries in Syria

    The Russian news outlet Avia.pro, which is known for its critical attitude towards Israel, says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria during his upcoming visit to Moscow.

    “Several days ago there were unconfirmed reports that hundreds of Russian soldiers who belong to private military companies could show up in Syrian territory. The goal of their appearance in the northern part of Syria will be to purge the major settlements of …

  • Russia to send military to the Central African Republic by end of June

    During a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and  Special Presidential Representative on the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov told journalists that the Russian military will be sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) by the end of July to participate in the UN mission, reports TASS news agency. According to Bogdanov, 30 Russian peacekeepers will be sent to the CAR. "I think [this will happen] soon. However, I am not sure if this will happen by the …