The Pentagon revealed the scale of the presence of "Russians" in Libya


The US Department of Defense has revealed the scale of the presence of Russian servicemen of PMC "Wagner" in Libya, fighting on the side of the LNA and its leader, Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Reported by Bild.


In the last quarter, about 2 thousand members of the Wagner group were employed in Libya. It is also assumed that there are about 2 thousand Russian-backed Syrian fighters in Libya.

- said in the Pentagon report.

The document also contains data on the presence of 14 combat aircraft in Libya by the Russians - thus, for the first time, information appeared that Russian mercenaries in North Africa have their own combat aircraft.

The dispatch of at least 12 MiG-29 multipurpose fighters and Su-24 front-line bombers means a significant increase in the potential of the air force supporting Haftar

- said military analyst and expert on Libya Joseph Dempsey from the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

However, there is no reliable information about the practical use of Russian military aircraft in the interests of the Libyan National Army. According to observers, two Su-24s with Libyan flags painted on them took part in the recent exercises of the "Haftar" members. Dempsey believes that at the helm of this battle equipment there were servicemen of a Russian PMC.

The report of the US Department of Defense also contains information on the possible financing of the actions of the "Wagnerites" not only from Russia, but also from the United Arab Emirates.

In connection with the activities of the Wagner group in Libya, the EU imposed sanctions on the Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, associated with this organization. According to the German edition, further tightening of the sanctions policy The European Union in relation to those who violate the ban on the supply of arms to Libya and impede the peace process in this North African country.
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  1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
    Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 14: 07
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    American Rear Admiral, Director of Intelligence for the African Command (AFRICOM) Heidi Berg said that a Russian private military company (PMC) lost two MiG-29 aircraft in Libya.
    The downed fighters were operated by Russian mercenaries.
    One of the planes was lost on June 28, and the other on September 7, 2020.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 27 November 2020 15: 12
      +2
      Did you lose your submarine in the sands? spice brain damaged?
      1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
        Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 15: 28
        -3
        That is, old MiGs, in principle, are not knocked down? winked

        Video with Russian-speaking pilot MiG-29 shot down in Libya is discussed online

        https://topcor.ru/16382-v-seti-obsuzhdajut-video-so-sbitym-v-livii-russkogovorjaschim-letchikom-mig-29.html
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 27 November 2020 15: 32
          +1
          Russian speaking does not mean Russian.
          1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
            Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 15: 36
            -3
            I watched a video with a Libyan rescue helicopter, and there is no doubt about the citizenship of the Russian Federation
            1. passing by Offline passing by
              passing by (passing by) 27 November 2020 15: 43
              +1
              also say that all owners of Russian surnames in the Armed Forces of Ukraine are citizens of Russia ... and your video was diagnosed a long time ago.
              1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
                Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 15: 46
                -3
                I will not say anything, but I am just stating facts about the undoubted presence of "Prigozhinites" in Syria, Libya or the CAR, where they managed to kill a group of Russian journalists.
                1. passing by Offline passing by
                  passing by (passing by) 27 November 2020 15: 49
                  +1
                  and a video with a bald devil with a mobile phone in social networks is of course a confirmation of the facts))) just why would a pilot need a mobile phone on a mission? a military ID and passport he did not forget to take? laughing
                  1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
                    Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 15: 58
                    -3
                    when another Aerospace Forces helicopter was shot down in Syria, the rebels posted the documents of the victims, including a certain blonde who was taken for a ride on a turntable.
                    So the interpretation of what you can take on board with you, and what you can't, is very free.

                    And the famous video with the brutal murder of a Syrian, breaking joints with a sledgehammer, followed by cutting off the head and burning the body suspended upside down, which was performed on camera by the Prigogine people, will you also begin to expose it as a fake?
                    1. passing by Offline passing by
                      passing by (passing by) 27 November 2020 15: 59
                      0
                      the first time I've heard.
                      1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
                        Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 27 November 2020 16: 46
                        -3
                        you can see instead of hearing what is considered to be much better

                        https://bezpekavip.com/skandal/kazn-siriyskogo-soldata-boycami-chvk-vagnera
                    2. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
                      Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 28 November 2020 13: 56
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                      Quote: Mikhail Petrov
                      posted the documents of the victims, including a certain blonde who was taken to ride on a turntable.

                      Can I see the link?
                      Honestly, the activities of any PMC go beyond the Geneva Convention - therefore, no country will fit in for PMC employees - This does not concern the state
                      1. Mikhail Petrov Offline Mikhail Petrov
                        Mikhail Petrov (Mikhail Petrov) 28 November 2020 14: 14
                        -3
                        Quote: Pete Mitchell
                        Can I see the link?

                        By yourself?


                        https://tengrinews.kz/near_east/meste-sbitogo-sirii-mi-8-nashli-udostoverenie-neizvestnoy-299822/
                    3. Aleks Min Offline Aleks Min
                      Aleks Min (Aleks Min) 30 November 2020 11: 59
                      0
                      Listen ... Petrov!. What is your real name!? You are not by chance the son of Psaki ..? Just as talkative ...
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  2. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 28 November 2020 14: 33
    0
    Western media continue to publish fakes about the presence of the Russian military in Libya, reinforcing the materials with previously debunked stuffing. FAN informs about it.