Russias Wagner Group Growth Underestimated

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The UK government has been criticised for under-estimating the growth of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group. The Wagner Group , officially known as PMC Wagner, is a Russian state-funded paramilitary organization. A report itemised seven states where Wagner’s military activity has been detected: Ukraine, Syria, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Libya, Mozambique and Mali.

LONDON JULY 27: The UK government has been criticised for under-estimating the growth of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group. The Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee accused the government of “a dismal lack of understanding” of Wagner’s activities in Africa.

A report itemised seven states where Wagner’s military activity has been detected: Ukraine, Syria, the Central African Republic, Sudan, Libya, Mozambique and Mali.

The Wagner Group , officially known as PMC Wagner, is a Russian state-funded paramilitary organization. It is a private military company (PMC) composed of mercenaries, and has been described as a de facto private army of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s former close ally Yevgeny Prigozhin.

The group was founded in 2014 by former GRU officer Dmitry Utkin and businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. It came to prominence during the Donbas War in Ukraine, where it helped pro-Russian separatist forces from 2014 to 2015.

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