Ivan Maslov: From Ukraine to Mali, a war criminal’s path
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Ivan Maslov: From Ukraine to Mali, a war criminal’s path

If the name Ivan Aleksandrovich Maslov doesn’t ring a bell, that is perfectly normal. The head of Wagner in Mali and alleged war criminal is a discrete man who doesn’t want to receive too much attention. But Wagner Group is now well established in Mali and it is more than ever necessary to take a…

Wagner Group recruiting prisoners from penitentiary colonies

Wagner Group recruiting prisoners from penitentiary colonies

July 4th 2022 A report by Russian magazine “Важные истории” (Important stories) reveals that the mercenary group Wagner is recruiting convicts inside St Petersburg colonies. The convicts are promised 200,000 rubles for six months if they agree to go to fight in Donbass, and freedom if they survive the conflict. If someone dies, 5 million…

Wagner Group, or how to cure plague with cancer
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Wagner Group, or how to cure plague with cancer

White supremacism, Nazi tattoos, mafia-style business model, accusations of rape and crimes on the edge of war crimes… Slowly but surely, the Russian PMC Wagner weaves its web across Africa. Beheadings, rapes, torture… While some African governments see in Wagner the one and only solution against insurgency or terrorism, the paramilitary company keeps showing its…

False flag operations: How mercenaries might be used to create a pretext for invasion in Ukraine

False flag operations: How mercenaries might be used to create a pretext for invasion in Ukraine

British newspaper Inews alerts on the possibility that Russia might conduct false flag operation to justify an invasion of Ukraine. Taz Ali – INews – February 16th 2022 Original Article This possibility is taken very seriously by senior Western security officials contacted by Inews. False falgs operations could include assassinations and sabotage. Such actions might…

The Fallen Mercenaries in Russia’s Dark Army
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The Fallen Mercenaries in Russia’s Dark Army

Former Ukrainian intelligence officers spent seven years compiling a database of Russia’s notorious mercenaries. We found the parents, siblings and widows of those killed in battle New Lines Magazine – Michael Weisse, Holger Roonemaa, Mattias Carlsson, Liliana Botnariuc, Pierre Vaux – December 19th, 2021 Original Article “If you’d have come here to tell me that…

Moscow Times: EU hits Russian mercenary group Wagner with sanctions
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Moscow Times: EU hits Russian mercenary group Wagner with sanctions

The Moscow Times – December 13th, 2021 Original Article European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to slap sanctions on targets linked to the Russian private military company Wagner, accused of acting to destabilize Ukraine and parts of Africa. The group itself, said by Western capitals to work on behalf of the Kremlin in conflict…

Inside Wagnergate: Ukraine’s Brazen Sting Operation to Snare Russian Mercenaries
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Inside Wagnergate: Ukraine’s Brazen Sting Operation to Snare Russian Mercenaries

November 17, 2021 Belarus Ukraine Original article On 29 July 2020, Belarusian state media announced that the country’s security services had arrested 33 fighters from the Wagner private military contractor. These men were, according to the report, part of a group of more than 200 fighters present in Belarus to destabilise the country in the…

Death of a mercenary unveils the neo-Nazi roots of Wagner

Death of a mercenary unveils the neo-Nazi roots of Wagner

The death of member of Wagner in Moscow allowed the DFRLab to conduct an investigation on the mercenary’s neo-Nazi affiliation. DFRLab – October 7th 2021 Original article The death of Voskanyan was followed by several indications that he was a member of Rusich. First, the mercenary batallion member Evgeniy Eduardovich Rasskazov, known as « Topaz », was…

Kyiv Post: 3 criminal proceedings opened in case of Wagner PMC members

Kyiv Post: 3 criminal proceedings opened in case of Wagner PMC members

15 September 2020 Original article Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova announces three criminal proceedings in the case involving Wagner Private Military Company (PMC) members. “We have three criminal proceedings against the Wagner members,” Venediktova said at a plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on Sept. 15. According to her, the first of these criminal proceedings was…

UNIAN: SBU releases evidence of Wagner fighters’ involvement in war crimes

UNIAN: SBU releases evidence of Wagner fighters’ involvement in war crimes

The Ukrainian intelligence SBU revealed information about Wagner’s activities. UNIAN – May 19, 2018 Original Article The SBU special service revealed that it has communications between members of the private military company (PMC) Wagner Group. The conversations expose the presence of the group in Ukraine, several of their crimes, as well as severe losses of…