Russian Wagner fighters threaten armed chaos on the Polish border with Belarus

Poland is deploying attack helicopters and increasing troop levels on its border with Belarus in response to Warsaw’s alleged violation of its airspace this week. Poland’s Defense Ministry said two Belarusian helicopters training near the border violated Polish airspace in the eastern Bialowieza region. The US Department of Defense described the incident in a statement … Read more

Russia’s Wagnerian mercenary movement near the Polish border has the world in turmoil

More than 100 members of the notorious Wagner Group are moving towards Poland’s border with Belarus, ringing alarm bells among NATO leaders and local authorities. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday confirmed reports of the movements of the Russian mercenary group and said his information had placed mercenaries near the vulnerable Suwałki Gorge in … Read more

Photograph of exiled Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin in his underwear finishes

A photo of Vladimir Putin’s ally and mutineer Yevgeny Prigozhin in his underwear at what appeared to be a Wagner group camp emerged on Friday, just as Belarusian authorities announced the mercenary group had started training troops in the country have. The photo, released by a Telegram channel affiliated with Wagner, shows the foul-mouthed warlord … Read more

The uprising following the Wagner Group mutiny poses a threat to Africa

The Wagner Group, a Russian state-funded private military corporation full of mercenaries led by ignoble billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin, came to American consciousness with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. They became acquainted with even more people when Prigozhin staged a short-lived mutiny in which his troops briefly took the city of Rostov in … Read more

21,000 Wagner mercenaries killed in eastern Ukraine and “the world wants to kill Putin,” says Zelenskyy

CNN — At least 21,000 Wagner mercenaries were killed in action in Ukraine, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian leader said the private military company suffered “huge casualties,” particularly in eastern Ukraine where its “most powerful group” was fighting. “Our troops killed 21,000 Wagner fighters in eastern Ukraine alone,” Zelenskyi told reporters in Kiev … Read more

Prigozhin has already started work on a brand new threat in Belarus

According to the independent Russian news agency Verstka, military camps were being built in Belarus on Monday for Wagner mercenaries fighting under Yevgeny Prigozhin, who had just been exiled to the country after his attempted mutiny in Russia. “We are working, we are already working today. Tomorrow, before lunch, it’s the task [build]’ a source … Read more

Did Yevgeny Prigozhin just disappear from double-talking Putin?

On Saturday night, as his heavily armed mercenaries approached Moscow, Yevgeny Prigozhin abruptly announced that he would end his uprising after a negotiated settlement that would allow him to escape peacefully. Nothing has been heard from him since then. The endless chatter on the Telegram channel of his press service has stopped, there is nowhere … Read more

Analysis: The ‘mayfly’ mutiny is fading, but Russia is a changed place

CNN — The weekend’s events in Russia appear to be an almost surreal break in the long conflict unfolding in neighboring Ukraine. Yevgeny Prigozhin’s challenge to the Russian state erupted and died down within 24 hours, but the aftermath of his short-lived mutiny could linger much longer. For all his boasting, Prigozhin’s Wagner troops would … Read more

African officials are panicking after Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin mutined against Russia’s Vladimir Putin

BERLIN — As news broke in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday that thousands of mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group had marched on Moscow in a mutiny led by their boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, cabinet members in the troubled African country felt deep unwell and concerned, they began calling each other, according to a senior … Read more

Why did Putin let Prigozhin go?

The same government that has been slaughtering Ukrainian civilians for more than a year because it claims Nato bad guys are too close to its borders, on Saturday allowed its own renegade mercenary boss to shoot down military helicopters and kill several soldiers, according to state media, before ending up in all Silence Killed Towards … Read more