Sudanese Coup Authorities Denies Presence Of Russian Wagner Group

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Sudanese coup authorities denied the presence of Russian Wagner Group. Wagner Group is accused of gold theft and disinformation in Sudan by the Troika.

Sudanese coup authorities on Tuesday denied the presence of Russian private military contractor Wagner Group in the country, in response to a statement by Western diplomats.

Representatives of the United States, United Kingdom and Norway wrote in a piece published in a Sudanese newspaper on Monday that the mercenary group with ties to Moscow “spreads disinformation on social media and engages in illicit activities connected to gold mining.”

“Wagner Group activities undermine the good governance and respect for rule of law that the Sudanese people have been fighting for since the (2018-2019) revolution,” the statement said.

British Ambassador Giles Leifer, Norwegian Ambassador Therese Loken Gheziel and US Charge d’Affaires Lucy Tamlyn made the accusation in a joint statement shared by the US Embassy in Sudan on social media.

The Sudanese coup authorities have denied that the Wagner Group is in Sudan. As usual, the coup authorities’ statements are not credible.

Wagner, which generally overlaps with Russian foreign policy aims, has established political, military, and economic activities in Sudan since the former regime of Omer al-Bashir, and has now got a trainee and dedicated supporter in Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The Wagner Group is a Russian paramilitary organization. It is variously described as a private military company, a network of mercenaries, or a de facto private army of Russian President Vladimir Putin

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