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Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

[Translate] Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria MOSCOW: The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries … Continue reading

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The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

[Translate] The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria By Nina Nazarova and Ilya Barabanov BBC Russian Service, Arkhangelsk 20 February 2018 Image caption Yevgeny Alikov’s mother, Nina Atyusheva, with her dead son’s identification tag The deaths of Russian fighters … Continue reading

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Russian journalists dig up employment records showing that the ‘Wagner’ PMC employs 3,602 people

[Translate] Russian journalists dig up employment records showing that the ‘Wagner’ PMC employs 3,602 people The “Wagner” private military company has at least 3,602 combatants on its payroll, according to data published on Wednesday by the Russian news website Republic. Journalists cannot confirm how … Continue reading

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Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked U.S. troops

[Translate] Putin ally said to be in touch with Kremlin, Assad before his mercenaries attacked U.S. troops Yevgeniy Prigozhin, left, shows Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, around his factory outside St. Petersburg in 2010. Progozhin is believed to control the … Continue reading

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Ukrainian military expert says Russia may take revenge for its private mercenaries killed in Syria

[Translate] 22.02.2018 Ukrainian military expert says Russia may take revenge for its private mercenaries killed in Syria 18:59, 18 February 2018 World 2896 0 The casualties are the highest that Russia has suffered in a single battle since fierce clashes … Continue reading

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Moscow preparing to replace its forces in Donbas with ‘private’ military ones, Kyiv analyst suggests

[Translate] Moscow preparing to replace its forces in Donbas with ‘private’ military ones, Kyiv analyst suggests By Paul Goble The Russian Duma is expected to take up draft legislation regularizing the status of nominally “private” military companies, even though such … Continue reading

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PMC Wagner chief: 14 were killed in Syria

[Translate] Source Pravda.Ru 19 Feb 2018 at 16:22 PMC Wagner chief: 14 were killed in Syria Hotspots and Incidents » Conflicts Andrei Troshev, who is believed to be the chief of PMC Wagner, was spotted in St. Petersburg on February … Continue reading

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Putin’s “Erik Prince” is tied to some of Russia’s riskiest covert operations

[Translate] Putin’s “Erik Prince” is tied to some of Russia’s riskiest covert operations “If Prigozhin is doing it, that means Putin supports it” By Greg Walters Feb 21, 2018 Moscow pushed back hard this week against any notion that the … Continue reading

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“The shooting lasted three hours”, the military expert said the Americans destroyed PMC “Wagner”

[Translate] “The shooting lasted three hours”, the military expert said the Americans destroyed PMC “Wagner” magictr | February 21, 2018 | News | 0 Comments When the mercenaries went on the offensive, the American aircraft were already in the air … Continue reading

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“On the ground” — the survivors of the mercenary PMC Wagner told the details of the beating in Syria

[Translate] “On the ground” — the survivors of the mercenary PMC Wagner told the details of the beating in Syria By paradox– 17.02.2018 The surviving participant of the battle in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor February 7, stated that … Continue reading

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