The British Ministry of Defense assures that the Wagner group “has been deployed” in eastern Ukraine

MADRID, March 29. (Royals Blue) –

The British Ministry of Defense said on Monday that the Russian private military group Wagner “has been deployed” in eastern Ukraine and that more than 1,000 mercenaries, including the organization’s top leaders, are expected to join in to carry out security operations. fight in the country.

“Due to heavy losses and a largely stalled invasion, it is very likely that Russia has been forced to prioritize Wagner personnel for Ukraine at the expense of operations in Africa and Syria,” he said on his official Twitter profile. .

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An adviser to the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Markian Lubkovski, said last Friday that Wagner would be involved in an alleged assassination plot against the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, and the Prime Minister, Denis Shmygal.

“They wanted to assassinate the leaders of Ukraine: our president and our prime minister. That was the goal and a couple of them were sent to Ukraine without any success,” Lubkovski said in an interview with the US network CNN.

British authorities imposed last Thursday a new package of sanctions against 65 Russian individuals and entities, including the Wagner Group, considered to be the private army of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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