The American website “The Daily Beast” claimed that the Russian private military group “Wagner” released rebels held in dungeons in the Central African Republic, and pushed them to fight in countries such as Ukraine and Mali.
The site, which attributed its allegations to military sources in the Central African Republic, said that “Wagner” toured the army and police stations in the Central African Republic, and released people accused of serious crimes such as rape and murder.
According to the site, “Wagner” informed the military authorities in the Central African Republic that it would employ the released detainees abroad, adding that these people were transferred to places that need soldiers, such as Ukraine and Mali.
The American website claimed that the number of those released is not yet known, at the same time quoting a statement by an official in the Central African Republic army that their number exceeds 20 people.
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Yesterday, Tuesday, Wagner admitted the killing of a Zambian student who was recruited inside prison, in Ukraine, two weeks after Zambia demanded clarifications from Russia about the circumstances of the killing of one of its citizens.
And a video clip spread on social media last September, it was said that the head of the “Wagner” group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, during a meeting with Russian prisoners, offering them their release in exchange for participating in the fighting in Ukraine for a period of six months.