The commander of the Russian mercenary army, Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, published a video clip for the first time since his failed uprising against the leadership of the Russian army at the end of last June. The images indicate that Prigozhin is in Africa.
According to various foreign media, which rely on the Telegram channels of the Wagner Group, the video was filmed in the Sahel region. Chief Wagner says, among other things, that he will make Russia bigger in Africa and invites volunteers to join him.
Prigozhin is standing in a camouflage suit in a desert area with a rifle in his hands. More armed men and a pickup truck can be seen in the background.
Reuters says it has not been able to verify the date of the video, but Prigozhin’s comments and some reports on pro-Wagner channels indicate that the video was filmed in Africa.
“The temperature is above 50 degrees and everything is going according to plan. Wagner will make Russia bigger in all continents, including Africa. We are fighting for justice and happiness for the African people and we will make the life of ISIS, al-Qaeda and other bandits a nightmare,” Prigozhin said in the video. .
He goes on to say that Wagner is recruiting people. The video is attached to a phone number for those who wish to join the group.
The future of Wagner and Prigozhin has not been clear since he led a brief uprising against the Russian army and the Kremlin in late June. Many Wagner fighters have been exiled to Belarus since the rebellion.
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