PMC Wagner took under the protection of Nicholas Maduro

Reuters reports that fighters from a private military company arrived in Venezuela. Presumably, we are talking about PMC "Wagner". Their purpose, according to this information, is the protection of President Nicolas Maduro.

Reuters refers to two sources supposedly close to these circles. One of them is a certain Evgeny Shabaev, the chieftain of the Cossack society "Khovrino", a representative of the organization "All-Russian Officer Meeting" (not legally registered). He claims that 400 PMC fighters were sent to Venezuela at the beginning of the week, even before the attempted coup.

According to Shabaev, the Russians flew to Cuba on two charter aircraft, and already from Havana they moved to Venezuela. Their task is to prevent the opposition’s attempts to arrest Maduro.

Our people are there directly to protect him.

- the agency quotes his words.

Another Reuters source even states that the Russian military arrived in this state back in May 2018, in anticipation of the presidential election in Venezuela, and recently another group of Russians was sent there. Moreover, they came not from Russia, but from the territory of third countries.

Employees of this agency contacted the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, who, in response to a question about sending PMCs to the Latin American state, said:

We have no such information.

Information about any participation of Russian PMCs in the events in Venezuela was categorically denied by Russian Ambassador to Caracas Vladimir Zaemsky. RIA News quotes his words:

I have no idea about any Russian private military companies in Venezuela. This is another duck.

Approximately in the same terms, information about PMC fighters in Venezuela was commented on by Senator Franz Klintsevich, representative of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security.

This is another propaganda “duck” invented to draw attention to this topic.

- he said Interfaxadding that if someone in Venezuela attracted any private military companies, Russia does not know anything about it and is not responsible for it.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 26 January 2019 10: 13
    Looks "not very"? Is it really such a distrust of their own people?
  2. elenagromova Offline elenagromova
    elenagromova (Elena Gromova) 26 January 2019 11: 28
    It looks like a legitimate President, ready to confront the enemies of his country.
    If Russia really helps him, this is a step in the right direction. But those like Shabaev need to be isolated so that information is not leaked, especially to Western agencies. Or - corny - so as not to lie.
  3. Verkhomnapule Offline Verkhomnapule
    Verkhomnapule (OLEG) 27 January 2019 11: 33
    and why not, if this is so, then this is the right thing on the part of the friendly state, although PMCs are not a state structure, but still this is buzzing !! soldier
  4. Wladislaw semjonow (Semjonow) 27 January 2019 14: 53
    The "source" of information that fighters from a Russian PMC went to Venezuela is the city madman Yevgeny Shabaev. Self-styled Cossack chieftain, self-styled veteran of the Chechen war, self-styled representative of the DPR, self-styled head of the association of veterans of military operations and three hundred (!!!) organizations, all hung with pieces of iron bought on the Internet, issued for "military awards, a former teacher of additional education, not a day served in any Armed Forces.
    1. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 27 January 2019 19: 32
      And that in the "durka" there was no place for such a heroic chieftain so far! Well, no respect for heroes !!!
  5. 933454818 Offline 933454818
    933454818 (Ivan Ivanov) 27 January 2019 18: 19
    If Russia did this, then it did it right. The story with Salvador Allende taught something. I don’t know the truth or not, but in those years they said that the Union until the last minute was waiting for Allende to ask the Soviet Union for military assistance, they say that several airborne divisions were in readiness number 1 for several days. But they did not wait. Now it’s better to be proactive ...
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 27 January 2019 19: 13
      Where did you find such a tale? How could it even look, at least technically, not to mention everything else? It could be worse than Afghanistan.