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In the African Sudan allegedly constantly there are employees under the control of private military companies (PMCs) Wagner and Russia to hide from the international community this information. The announcement was published on the website of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
According to the Ukrainian secret service from December 2017 on the territory of the country, there are about 300 Russian mercenaries. They allegedly carry out reconnaissance and operational tasks on the territory of other States, and their operations remains classified.
“For secrecy they operate under the guise of private entities which in turn receive profits from state defence orders. It is at their expense and financing the military operations of defense of the Russian Federation abroad. In particular, in the Sudan for such a cover is used, company “M invest”, a member of the business Empire of Putin’s favorite Eugene Prigogine”, — is spoken in the SBU message.
It is said that Russia is using Sudan as a staging base for the delivery of personnel to other countries in Africa, which “tries to use in his destructive geopolitical interests.” SBU claims that may confirm these data and later will publish the relevant documents.
23 January, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova admitted that in the Sudan are Russian specialists, however, stressed that they are employees of private companies, not government-related, and they are engaged exclusively in the preparation of personnel for law enforcement agencies of the country.
In November 2018, it was reported that the mercenaries, who are linked to billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin, provided security in several African countries. Among them was called the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, Libya, Madagascar, Angola, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic (CAR).
It was alleged that the businessman with the help of mercenaries and political experts is ready to train in the use of weapons, or to organize and conduct the campaign. In exchange for the services of its structure, in particular, are eligible for mining according to the material.
The foreign Ministry it was indicated that under the Republic the experts help in strengthening the country’s armed forces and “cannot be classified as mercenaries”.
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