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  • President Trump Did What? (He turned 300 Russian mercenaries into mist)

    01/25/2024 10:51:20 AM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | unk | @David Khait
    Dr. Gorka explains what Trump did when told that 300 members of the Wagner Group, Russian mercenaries, were running around the Middle East.
  • Russia’s Wagner Group Plans to Send Air Defenses to Hezbollah, U.S. Says

    11/03/2023 10:48:26 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3 Nov 2023
    After the death of Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin is putting a new power structure in place that will take over the group’s sprawling operations in Africa, which have advanced Russian influence on the continent for almost a decade. Photo illustration: JJ Lin Wagner Group, the Russian paramilitary organization, plans to provide an air-defense system to Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia, U.S. officials say, citing intelligence. The Russian SA-22 system they plan to send uses antiaircraft missiles and air-defense guns to intercept aircraft.
  • Tuareg rebels claim control of northern Mali town after weeks of fighting (from army and Wagner mercenaries)

    Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have claimed to have seized control of a military camp and posts in the town of Bourem after weeks of fighting against the national army and Wagner mercenaries, threatening to unravel a 2015 peace deal.
  • Global Alarm: Ukraine’s Alleged Involvement in Sudan Raises Fears of Escalation Toward WWIII

    09/20/2023 9:28:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    A Disturbing Development: Ukraine’s Alleged Involvement in Sudan Sparks Global Concern In a deeply unsettling turn of events, reports have emerged of Ukraine’s potential role in attacks against the Wagner Group in Sudan, a move that raises alarm bells about a potential escalation towards a global conflict. According to CNN, citing an undisclosed Ukrainian military source, Ukrainian intelligence services may have orchestrated a series of drone strikes and a ground operation targeting a Wagner-backed militia near Sudan’s capital. This startling revelation signifies that the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has transcended its original boundaries, extending far beyond the front...
  • African military regimes are chasing China out of Africa

    11/29/2021 7:24:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 58 replies ^ | November 3, 202 | by Sanbeer Singh Ranhotra
    For quite a long time now, China has been behaving like a power that owns Africa and all its resources. Having debt trapped countries, the red rogue nation has been looking to seize control of their strategic assets, with the ultimate goal of establishing bases for itself across the continent. China has been pursuing a neo-colonial agenda for quite some time, but countries of Africa are now coming together to kick China out of the continent. An interesting phenomenon is beginning to make a comeback in Africa. The vast continent is no novice when it comes to military rule and...
  • Pro-Kyiv Russian fighters call on Wagner forces to join them

    08/26/2023 7:15:49 PM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 37 replies
    Russian militants fighting in support of Ukraine have called on Wagner Group mercenaries to switch sides following the apparent death of their leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. “You are facing a serious choice now - you can stand in a stall of Russia’s defence ministry and serve as watchdogs for executors of your commanders or take revenge,” commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps (RVC) Denis Kapustin said in a video published late on Thursday. “To take revenge you need to switch to Ukraine’s side,” the commander added. The group was founded by RVC commander Kapustin, a far-right Russian national, a year ago....
  • Video shows missile smoke trail as plane allegedly carrying Prigozhin falls from sky

    08/23/2023 6:56:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 08/23/2023
    Video showing what appears to be the trail of an anti-aircraft missile, as a business plane allegedly carrying Wagner chief Yegveny Prigozhin falls from the sky.There is no still no official confirmation if Prigozhin was on the plane, where he was listed as a passenger.⚡️ Самолёт, который разбился в Тверской области, принадлежит Евгению Пригожину, утверждают издание Baza и журналистка Ксения Собчак. На борту бизнес-джета Embraer, как утверждается, были 7 человек, они погибли.
  • Neo-Nazi Wagner Co-Founder Among Others on Board Crashed Prigozhin Plane

    08/23/2023 5:08:04 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 77 replies
    Messenger ^ | 8/23/2023 | Scott McDonald
    Wagner Group commander Dmitry Utkin was reportedly among the 10 people killed in a plane crash north of Moscow that also is believed to have claimed the life of Yevgeny Prigozhin. Utkin, a former Russian military intelligence officer, has Nazi tattoos on his body. He helped co-found the militant group and came up with the name “Wagner,” which derived from Adolf Hilter’s favorite composer, Richard Wagner. According to reports, Utkin and Prigozhin were just two of Wagner's top men who were listed as passengers on the flight.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Expert warns fake Prigozhin body double may be on board crashed jet

    08/23/2023 3:39:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 23 Aug 2023 | Charlie Jones
    Anyone rejoicing that Wagner Boss Yevgeny Prigozhin may have died in a fiery plane crash should hold back on the fireworks as one expert has warned it could have been a body double aboard the plane. The notorious mercenary boss, whose gang of blood thirsty soldiers has been blamed for warcrimes from Ukraine to Mali, is 'feared' dead in a plane crash along with 10 people on board. The Russian Civil Aviation Authority tonight offically claimed Prigozhin and his right hand man Dmitry Utkin were on board the plane, while the Wagner-affiliated Grey Zone Telegram channel also said their leader's...
  • Prigozhin Killed in Russian Plane Crash

    08/23/2023 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/23/2023 | Trofimov
    Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed Wednesday after a plane he was aboard crashed northwest of Moscow, according to Russian authorities. Prigozhin led a short-lived mutiny attempt against the Kremlin in June. Photo: Russian Investigative Committee Handout/Shutterstock…
  • Biden suggests Putin could be behind Russian plane crash

    08/23/2023 1:35:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2023 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters. President Biden on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin could be behind the plane crash in Russia that had Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin listed as a passenger. “There’s not much that happens in Russia that Putin’s not behind,” Biden told reporters.
  • Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on passenger list of plane that crashed

    08/23/2023 10:31:01 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 23rd, 2023 | Mark Osborne
    Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a plane that crashed in Russia's Tver region on Wednesday, according to the press service of the Federal Air Transport Agency . Ten people were killed in the crash, but it is not yet clear whether he was actually on board the plane.
  • Yevgeny Prigozhin dies in plane crash

    08/23/2023 10:19:43 AM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 118 replies
    FT ^ | 08/23/2023 | Max Seddon
    A plane carrying notorious warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose Wagner group launched a failed coup against president Vladimir Putin in June, has crashed on a flight from Moscow to St Petersburg. All 10 people on the plane, including three crew members, died in the crash, Russia’s emergency ministry said, according to state newswire RIA Novosti. Russian officials said a man with Prigozhin’s name was among the passengers, without elaborating further.
  • Wagner boss Prigozhin killed in plane crash in Russia

    08/23/2023 10:17:37 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 54 replies
    Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin killed in plane crash in Russia, with nine other people on board also dead
  • Private plane believed to be transporting Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin crashes in Russia

    08/23/2023 10:16:52 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 42 replies
    A private plane believed to be transporting Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has crashed in Russia.
  • Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin presumed dead after Russia plane crash

    08/23/2023 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 65 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/23/23 | By Frank Gardner, security correspondent, & Robert Greenall
    Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a jet which crashed killing all on board, Russia's civil aviation authority has said. Earlier, Wagner-linked Telegram channel Grey Zone reported that the private plane, which belonged to Prigozhin, was shot down by air defences. It was flying from Moscow to St Petersburg, with seven passengers and three crew.
  • ECOWAS Bank accounts frozen by Western World and America; ECOWAS is under enormous pressure to take military action in Niger

    08/20/2023 6:54:21 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 29 replies
    Facebook Post ^ | 8-20-2023 | Facebook
    I was sent this video regarding banks freezing the accounts of ECOWAS to force them to take military action against Niger. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; also known as CEDEAO in French and Portuguese) is a regional political and economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa. Considered one of the pillar regional blocs of the continent-wide African Economic Community (AEC), the stated goal of ECOWAS is to achieve "collective self-sufficiency" for its member states by creating a single large trade bloc by building a full economic and trading union. ECOWAS also serves as a peacekeeping...
  • Lukashenko boots Wagner out of Belarus

    08/13/2023 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies ^ | August 11, 2023 | Ben Aris
    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has reportedly kicked the Wagner PMC out of Belarus, after refusing to finance the Russian mercenaries. (snip) But reports have now emerged suggesting Lukashenko has refused to finance their stay in the country and the mercenaries are being 'bussed' back to Russia for a “vacation.” According to the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, operations to remove all Wagner Group men began earlier in the month, with a second phase to remove the rest going into effect this weekend. Wagner’s services don’t come cheap. Putin recently admitted that the Kremlin has spent around $1bn on the private military company...
  • Wagner Head Taunts U.S. Over Niger Talks

    08/08/2023 5:41:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 8, 2023 | Jon Jackson
    Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on Tuesday mocked the United States after a senior U.S. diplomat met with members of the military junta in Niger. "The U.S. is trying to keep the Wagner group out of Niger," Prigozhin said in a message posted on Telegram, according to translations in Russian media. "'Heavy artillery' is being brought in for this. Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is in a country that defeated colonialism under Russian flags." Prigozhin directly referenced Nuland's quote about the "risks to their sovereignty" in relation to Wagner and praised his fighters. "I am proud of the...
  • Brics ‘expansion’ jolts Nato to pivot towards Africa

    08/01/2023 8:20:14 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies
    This week, a diplomat at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato), the collective defence alliance between Europe and North America, hinted the organisation will raise its engagement with Africa, ostensibly to ward off the growing influence on the continent of China and Russia. Russia through the controversial paramilitary company Wagner Group — is now operating in various African states. The idea is to foster improved bilateral relations on security, anti-terrorism efforts and in other fields of cooperation, all in a “pivot to Africa.”On Wednesday, Julianne Smith, US Permanent Representative to Nato, told an African media briefing that the defence alliance...