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Putin’s secretive Wagner Group is using ‘brutal tactics’ to extend influence in Africa | Express

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According to a military specialist, Vladimir Putin’s Wagner Group is utilizing “brutal techniques” to increase Russian influence in Africa. 

There are many rumors regarding the group of well-paid mercenaries, some of whose members are allegedly linked to the neo-Nazi movement. This week, it was made public that a covert private army, funded by businessman and Putin advisor Yevgeny Prigozhin, is looking to enlist former Afghan special forces members who had previously fought alongside US forces in Afghanistan. But in addition to being stationed in Ukraine, more specifically in the city of Bakhmut in the east, troops are also active around the world, most notably in the Central African Republic (CAR). They were charged with mass executions, arbitrary detentions, torture, forcible eviction of residents, and assaults against aid workers in the nation by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR). Since 2012, Muslim Seleka rebels began a military offensive against former President François Bozize, causing CAR has been in a state of instability.

Source:Putin’s secretive Wagner Group is using ‘brutal tactics’ to extend influence in Africa | World | News | Express.co.uk


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