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Prigozhin

Russian Mercenary Chief Vented to Putin Over Ukraine War 

Prigozhin’s criticisms echoed what he has been saying publicly for weeks, the officials said, speaking anonymously to discuss sensitive intelligence. But the revelation that he felt comfortable sharing such a harsh rebuke of the Russian military effort with Putin in a private setting shows how his influence is rising as Moscow’s war falters. It also...

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Yevgeny Prigozhin

Peace Data and Prigozhin’s Service to Putin

Some journalists on the left like Aaron Mate and Dan Lazare tell me that the charges of Russian interference in U.S. politics are a “hoax” or “don’t really matter.” While I share their opposition to a new Cold War with Russia,  that does not require averting one’s eyes from the record of Yevgeny Prigozhin, international...

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Officials Say Wagner, the Russian Mercenary Force, Is Fighting in Libya

A friend recently told me that the Russian private military company known as Wagner was not involved in Libya’s civil war. Opposed rebel forces, funded by the United Arab Emirates, said in December that 600-800 Wagner troops were fighting in Libya They say the Russian fighters are backing renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces...

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Yevgeny Prigozhin

Russian Journalists Threatened After Reporting on Prigozhin

From our friends at Meduza: Journalists from the investigative website Proekt say they began receiving threats after they started looking into the operations of Russian mercenaries and political strategists in Africa and the Middle East. Proekt says it has reason to believe the combatants and consultants in question may be working for Evgeny Prigozhin, the...