Ukraine-Russia war: what the “transparent” mercenary group Wagner is doing in Ukraine and other countries

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Member of Wagner in the Donbas region.

The governor of Ukraine, Serhii Haydai, said on Sunday that Ukrainian forces have struck one of the bases of the opaque Russian mercenary group “Wagner” in Luhansk, in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

Haydai said that the hotel where one of the headquarters of the group is located in Kadiivka, Luhansk, was attacked and there were many casualties on the Russian side. The BBC was unable to independently verify the presence of the Wagner Group.

In 2014, Wagner’s group appeared in Donbass to support pro-Russian separatists to force Ukrainian forces to withdraw.

British military intelligence estimates that at least 1,000 mercenaries are stationed in the area.

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