DISINFO: Wagner is a private military company with no links to the Kremlin
The Mali government has appealed to the private military company Wagner for help. There are no links between Moscow and this company.
Example of a classical denial of any involvement by the Kremlin with its proxy operational groups.
The denial of both the Russian State and Yevgeny Prigozhin of any link with the Wagner mercenary group is understandable since this activity is illegal and punishable according to article 359 of the Russian criminal code. The fact that this group has been able to operate at a very large and international scale for many years without prosecution proves that it benefits from high level protection. Moreover, its management and operations are deeply intertwined with the Russian military and intelligence community. For instance, it has been established that some members of the group use passports that have been issued for a special unit of the Ministry of Defence.
As András Rácz states: Wagner should be considered a proxy organisation of the Russian state rather than a private company selling services on the open market.
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