For Russia’s chief mercenary, a photo suggests it's business as usual after a mutiny and exile

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“#Putin has a vested interest to keep the #Wagner network alive as a tool of clandestine Russian statecraft on the continent," Andreas Krieg, a professor at King's College London and an expert on private military companies, said referring to Africa”
Putin remains committed to Africa not just for mineral riches, but also to have a political and financial foothold in emerging economies, Krieg said.
"Wagner will continue to be a tool of expeditionary Russian statecraft in the global South," he said. "It provides an important lever of security assistance, political and information warfare, as well as, if necessary, kinetic war fighting capability."
"Considering that Wagner has a range of clandestine capabilities in the security and information domain, it could have provided these capabilities to those leading the coup, but doing so in the shadows," Krieg said.
Period29 Jul 2023
Held atNBC, United States


  • Wagner
  • Russia