Monday, October 7, 2019

The Rise and Fall of a Russian Mercenary Army

Foreign Policy published on 6 October 2019 an article titled "The Rise and Fall of a Russian Mercenary Army" by Neil Hauer, a Canadian journalist.

The Russian private firm, Wagner Group, is a shadowy mercenary outfit hired to fight on the Kremlin's behalf from Ukraine to Syria to the Central African Republic. Following blunders in Syria, it has fallen out of favor in Moscow but is surprising by the fact that it ever existed and it still functions in a much reduced capacity. For example, Wagner is playing a supporting role in Russian operations in Libya where it is aiding the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli.

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