The Pentagon told who finances the Russian "Wagnerists" in Libya


Last week, the Inspector General of the US Defense Department for Counter-Terrorism Operations in Africa issued a report according to which the financing of the military units of the Russian PMC Wagner is carried out from the UAE. Writes about this Foreign Policy.


The UAE may use Russian private military contractors to help the Emirates fulfill their role in the conflict, but this report is the first public official assessment of this opportunity.

- notes the publication.

Abu Dhabi's funding of Russian mercenaries in Libya comes at a time when members of the Democratic Party in the US Congress are vigorously protesting about $ 35 billion worth of F-23 fighters sold to the Emirates by the current presidential administration, which confuses Washington's calculations on its partners. and generally weakens the position of the United States in the region.

The softened language in the document that "the UAE can provide some funding" to the Russian mercenaries fighting on the side of Khalifa Haftar in Libya indicates the sensitivity of this topic for the current head of the White House - Donald Trump has long evaded criticism of America's allies in the Persian Gulf, including United Arab Emirates.

I believe that the Intelligence Agency has reliable information about the support of the UAE for the Wagner group

- emphasizes Douglas Wise, the former deputy chief of the Pentagon's Intelligence Agency.

The Pentagon also noted that the increase in the presence of Russian mercenaries in Libya coincided with the reduction in the number of UAE units. In fact, the Al-Khadim airbase near Benghazi was occupied by the Wagnerites after the Emirati troops left there, and the Su-24 bombers that appeared in Libya, according to some reports, were bought at the expense of Abu Dhabi.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 December 2020 10: 32
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    In our country, they know how to train good military personnel. The bad news is that these well-trained military men find themselves out of work later. And the fact that we have such a structure - an organization, "Wagner", it should only be welcomed. And if the men want to defend the interests of Russia, this should only be good news. The bad news is that there is no law protecting this organization.
  2. white gentleman Offline white gentleman
    white gentleman (Ivan) 2 December 2020 14: 01
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    PMC mercenary Marat Gabidullin gave an interview under his own name before the release of his memoirs about the Syrian war, which are called “Wagner. Overture to Faust ".

    The publication claims that this is the first mercenary who called his name in a conversation with journalists.
    He said that by publishing the book he wants to "reason" Yevgeny Prigozhin, whom the media call the owner of the PMC.

    At first I just wanted to write everything down so as not to forget anything: it was a serious milestone for me. I then immediately realized that I had lived a very fatty chunk of my life in vain: somehow everything was burned by itself, I drank deeply - and I never made a military career, which I had dreamed of since the 10th grade.

    The author of the book claims that all the events described are documentary, and only the call signs of the characters have been changed. While working on the plot, Gabidullin had the task of telling about the “total deception” about PMCs by politicians and the military.
    “The whole world knows, and you are hiding the truth from your own people. Is this okay? " - he said.
    In his memoirs, he wrote about the "trade in rewards", when the commander presented a soldier for a reward if he shared the property received during the looting.
    Gabidullin also spoke about a case in 2016, when a Russian helicopter, due to incorrect coding, began to shoot at a PMC detachment and killed "many" people.

    Gabidullin commented on the videos that appeared on the network in 2017-2019, in which Russian-speaking armed men kill a Syrian with a sledgehammer, and then behead him. Novaya Gazeta found out that this was done by the fighters of the PMC, who executed a deserter from the Syrian army in this way.
    The author of the book also confirms this.

    But it was Wagner himself [PMC commander Dmitry Utkin] who urged them to do it! In order to intimidate [other potential deserters from the Syrian army]. And, as I was told, he also ordered the video to be filmed: "Put them on the hook and put them on the Internet so that the entire [Syrian] militia can see."
    This is already, ***** [damn it], abnormal - and Prigozhin must not forget that it was his beloved boss who called all this to be done. And that we ourselves have created this situation, with our own hands. These four sadists now need to be brought to justice - and on what grounds will you do this? You just said that "they are not there"!

    https://meduza.io/feature/2020/12/01/rebyata-vy-prednaznacheny-dlya-voyny
  3. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 2 December 2020 20: 40
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    One thing is interesting. When the US PMCs slaughter everyone on the right and left, liberals and Ukrainians are silent. It's understandable, you can't yell at the owners
  4. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 December 2020 04: 52
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    The Pentagon told who finances the Russian "Wagnerists" in Libya

    The Pentagon also noted that the increase in the presence of Russian mercenaries in Libya coincided with the reduction in the number of UAE units. In fact, the Al-Khadim airbase near Benghazi was occupied by the Wagnerites after the Emirati troops left there, and the Su-24 bombers that appeared in Libya, according to some reports, were bought at the expense of Abu Dhabi.

    - Legends, legends, legends ...
    - Yes, who needs these loser warriors ... - all beaten and constantly suffering huge losses ...
    - There is no sense from them ... - It's just beneficial for some structures ... -Russian in order to maintain the image of some kind of "military brutality" and supposedly existing professional "military male potential", where (again ... - supposedly ) are ready to complete any combat mission ...
    - But in reality ... - all this is just a topic for miserable and cheap TV serials ... - and nothing more ...
    - But it turns out that the Americans also decided to take advantage of the existence of these "would-be warriors" ... - and with their help to literally suck out of the finger another "threat" from Russia ...
    - The Americans act very badly ... - cynically and blasphemously ... - And this is after the Americans themselves, two years ago, in Syria, with absolutely impunity, laid down about three hundred of these "Wagnerites" with their fire ... - Such is the case .. ...