ppearing for the first time in 2014 at the border with Ukraine and controlled by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Wagner Group is engaged in a number of conflicts.
Some Wagner units, who are Russian mercenaries and were deployed in Libya and Syria, have reportedly started withdrawing.
Read: Libyans Themselves Are Best Suited to Handle Their ProblemsWith its military existence in Syria, Moscow found a door to knock on: it sent infamous Wagner mercenaries in support of Haftar and built another passage for itself between Sirte and Jufra, critical spots in Libya neighboring the Eastern Mediterranean.
Russia has previously used the private military company Wagner Group in Syria, Crimea, and Libya.
Read: Iran’s Bitter Choice and the Russia-Ukraine WarSecond, Russian private military companies such as the Wagner Group are sent to war zones to support pro-Russian figures such as Khalifa Haftar of Libya and attempt to encircle NATO for strategic leverage such as the Russian military presence in Africa.
On the other hand, Russian intelligence services have been active in this field in recent years through the private intelligence company Wagner.
This was the Wagner Group, a high-end mercenary outfit with artillery, armored personnel carriers, and tanks.
Policy in Libya The Biden administration’s foreign policy in Libya is focused on counterterrorism and Russia’s growing role there via the presence of mercenaries like the Wagner Group, as well as supporting the new Government of National Unity (GNU) and their mission to hold free and fair elections in December 2021.
Given it implausibly insists on Private Military Company Wagner’s independence from Moscow, it is expected to keep working both sides.
The publication also notes the allegations made by President Erdogan to Russia, on the use of PMC “Wagner” to support the Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar.