Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Russia Says Wagner Group Mercenaries Will Stay in Africa

 The Guardian published on 26 June 2023 an article titled "Wagner Mercenaries Will Not Be Withdrawn from Africa, Says Russia" by Jason Burke.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov assured African governments that thousands of Wagner Group mercenaries deployed in Africa will not be withdrawn following the mutiny led by their commander Yevgeniy Prigozhin.  Lavrov specifically said they would remain in the Central African Republic and Mali, where the Wagner Group has the largest presence.