US sanctions on UAE Wagner Group affiliate could impact Libya operation

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"Andreas Krieg, a senior lecturer at the School of Security Studies at King's College, said UAE logistics companies like Industrial Resources General Trading and Kratol Aviation are crucial for Wagner to keep its businesses running across Africa. Krieg said that Wagner’s network of overseas affiliates was built up after it started operations in Libya in 2018 “to make the expeditionary capability of Wagner in Africa and the Middle East a self-sufficient, self-funding network of companies that didn't have to rely on the Russian state anymore.”
Period2 Jul 2023
Held atAl Monitor, United States


  • UAE
  • Russia
  • Wagner