Monday, July 3, 2023

Wagner Group Operations Continue in Africa; Russia Faces Limited Options

 Israel Hayom published on 2 July 2023 an article titled "It's Business as Usual for Wagner Group in Africa, Despite Russian Turbulence" by David Baron.

The estimated 6,000 Wagner Group forces in Africa have continued their operations in spite of the upheaval facing the organization in Russia. The article includes an interview with Joseph Siegle, the director of research at the U.S. National Defense University.  Siegle argues that Vladimir Putin can allow Yevgeniy Prigozhin to continue his programs in Africa, thereby generating income and influence for Russia, or try to take over the operations and likely lose the influence.