The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims about the presence of the evidence on the involvement of the Russian mercenaries from Wagner Group in the murder of three Russian journalists Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguev, and Kirill Radchenko in the Central African Republic (CAR). Ihor Huskov, the Chief of SBU, staff claimed this as Ukrainian News reported.
“Information that we possess and which our colleagues share with us states that the Russian mercenaries in CAR are likely to be involved in this murder,” the SBU claimed.
Huskov notes that this is Wagner Group, not another unit, which is located in CAR. According to Ukraine's SBU, the Russian authorities and leaders of the Wagner Group try to conceal the involvement of it in this crime and spread fake information on the disbandment of the group.
Earlier it became known that journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, film director Aleksandr Rastorguev, and cameraman Kirill Radchenko died in the Central African Republic. They filmed a documentary about the work of Wagner Group there – it was the joint project of the Investigation Hub Office and Rastorguev.
According to AFP, the bodies of the deceased people were found in 23 kilometers from Sibut city.
Russia belies the involvement in this crime and claims that the journalists were killed and robbed by the local bandits.
As we reported, SBU has published the names of three foreign mercenaries of the Wagner Group who fought in Syria. Two of them participated in the combat actions in Donbas on the side of the pro-Russian militants
The Wagner Group has been involved in Donbas conflict since May 2014 till August 2015. Then, they moved to Syria, assisting the Syrian army in a number of combat operations.