Thursday, June 29, 2023

Russia Plans to Continue Support of Wagner Group for Influence in Africa

 The Wall Street Journal published on 28 June 2023 an article titled "Putin Moves to Seize Control of Wagner's Global Empire" by Benoit Faucon, Joe Parkinson, and Drew Hinshaw.  

The article reports recent assurances by Russian officials to African leaders in countries such as the Central African Republic and Mali that Moscow will continue to support their Wagner Group operations.  Russia sees this as an effective way to maintain influence in these countries.