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6 hours ago · Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has started withdrawing its forces from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, its founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said in a video published on Thursday, Reuters reports.

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3 hours ago · Mercenary chief Prigozhin says his forces are handing control of Bakhmut to Russia's army.

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We reported earlier (See 10:27) that Russia is said to have replaced Wagner private military.

Regular Russian troops replacing Wagner units in Bakhmut but mercenaries remain in city, Ukraine says. . .

May 14, 2023 · In late January, with his mercenary forces dying by the thousands in a fight for the ruined city of Bakhmut, Wagner Group owner Yevgeniy Prigozhin made Ukraine an extraordinary offer. Russia says it has fully captured the smashed eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, which would mark an end to the longest and bloodiest battle of the 15-month war.

The Wagner Group is trying to smuggle weapons into Ukraine from Mali, the US State Department said.

Isolated by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has instead strengthened its connections to China, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Wednesday.

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The Wagner private military company, under the control of Yevgeny Prigozhin, cut its teeth in deployments to Crimea and eastern.
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May 19, 2023 · The Russian mercenary organization Wagner Group has been working to obscure its efforts to acquire military equipment for use in Ukraine, including by trying to source the materials from Mali.

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1 day ago · 1:43. May 20, 2023 · Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin - posing with some of his fighters - made the claim in a video posted to social media on Saturday. Wagner mercenaries have concentrated their efforts on the city for months and their relentless, costly tactic of sending in waves of men seems to have gradually eroded Kyiv's resistance. Mishustin met with his. . .

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May 19, 2023 · The Russian mercenary organization Wagner Group has been working to obscure its efforts to acquire military equipment for use in Ukraine, including by trying to source the materials from Mali.

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