The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) published a list of 149 mercenaries of Wagner’s group, who participated in the suppression of the democratic protests in Sudan at the beginning of 2019, as the SBU press-office reported.
The SBU emphasized that over 90% of the African contingent of the mercenaries participated in the military aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2015, particularly, the storming of Luhansk airport and Debaltseve city, and then they were sent to the Central African Republic.
Moreover, the creation of “point of the provision of the Russian Navy with the military and technical support” was activated at the end of 2018 in Sudan. The ex-officers of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, who betrayed the Ukrainian people in spring 2014 and took the Russian side and are now serving in the Black Fleet of Russia, participated in it.
The analysis of the passport data of more than 1,000 Wagner’s group workers shows that the majority of the documents of the Russian mercenaries was issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia.
The number of the passports of a few hundreds of members of Wagner’s group differs only by the last figures.
“The series and number of the foreign passports of Wagner’s group members and the place of their issuance confirm the fact that it is the secret squad of the non-regular killers of Russian GRU,” SBU Chairman Vasyl Hrytsak noted.
The members of other countries - Belarus, Moldova, and supported by Russia self-proclaimed republics - were sent to the African rotations of Wagner’s group.
Moreover, the current information shows the targeted recruitment of Ukrainian traitors among citizens of occupied Crimea, who got the Russian citizenship for the support of the Russian aggressor, to Sudanese trips.
Earlier SBU claimed 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).
The Wagner Group has been involved in Donbas conflict since May 2014 till August 2015. Then, it has moved to Syria, assisting the Syrian army in a number of combat operations.