The notorious Russian paramilitary group Vagnerian – also known as “Putin’s Special Army” – has deployed forces in eastern Ukraine. He writes to the British Ministry of Defense in its daily intelligence update on Monday evening.
– They are expected to deploy more than 1,000 mercenaries, including high-ranking leaders of the organizations, to carry out combat operations, the ministry wrote.
Due to heavy losses and a largely halted invasion, it is very likely that Russia will have to reprioritize Wagner’s personnel for Ukraine at the expense of operations in Africa and Syria.
– Department of Defense @ (DefenceHQ) March 28, 2022
They further wrote that, due to significant losses and stagnation in several stages of the invasion, “Russia may have had to re-prioritize the Wagner personnel of Ukraine, at the expense of operations in Africa and Syria.”
Today it is believed that the Wagner Group is led by Dmitry Utkin. Utkin is said to have named the group after Richard Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer. It is also known that the leader of the group tattooed himself with Nazi symbols.
Earlier this month, the major British newspaper The Guardian wrote More than 400 members of the notorious Wagner Group operate in Kyiv.
According to press reports, the group was ordered to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Often called “Putin’s Special Army”, the Wagner Group is a secret Russian mercenary organization accused of human rights abuses in many parts of the world. Previously Before Christmas, the European Union tried to punish the group Through travel bans and freezing of funds.
According to senior researcher Tor Bukkvoll at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI), “It is known that the oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin is the one who finances the Wagner Group.”
The oligarch Prigozhin has been described as “Putin’s chef” because he owned restaurants and catering companies that Putin often used. Putin, for example, celebrated a birthday on the boat of the Prigozhin restaurant New Island and Saint Petersburg. Prigozjin also owned casinos and participated in the grocery market.
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