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British intelligence: The Russian state is now exercising more direct control of Wagner Group activities and former personnel

12 Nov, 2023
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British intelligence: The Russian state is now exercising more direct control of Wagner Group activities and former personnel

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Large elements of the Wagner Group private military company had likely been assimilated into the command structure of Russia’s National Guard (Rosgvardiya) and resumed active recruitment.

This information is reported by th British intelligence.

According to the intelligence report, the aforementioned Wagner PMC unit is likely led by Pavel, the son of the former head of the PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Other Wagner fighters may have joined the PMC "Redut," which, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's investigation, has a total of 7,000 personnel.

"On 1 November 2023, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stated that Wagner Group medics had joined Chechen Akhmat special forces. Previously, on 25 October 2023, Kadyrov had stated that 170 former Wagner fighters had already joined Akhmat," the intelligence report states.

The Odessa Journal

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