Marten: All the evidence we have is that it’s tightly connected to Russian military intelligence

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24 Jul 2020

(Foreign Policy) The so-called Wagner Group, a quasi-private Russian military security contractor, has long been deft at finding opportunity amid chaos. Since the group first appeared on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine in 2014, it has become the Swiss Army knife of Russia’s overseas interference efforts and has been linked to activities including election meddling, gold mining, and front-line combat. [...]

“It’s not a PMC because all the evidence we have is that it’s very tightly connected to Russian military intelligence and the GRU [Russia’s military intelligence agency],” said Kimberly Marten, a professor of political science at Barnard College. “As far as I know, it’s unique in the world.”

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