Russia
In Moscow's high circles, militias fight over material resources

The founder of the Russian private military organisation Wagner Evgueni Prigozhin in Ukraine on 1 June 2023.
The founder of the Russian private military organisation Wagner Evgueni Prigozhin in Ukraine on 1 June 2023. © Press service of Concord/Handout via Reuters
Faced with stiff competition in Ukraine from its better-equipped rivals close to defence minister Sergei Shoigu, the private militia Wagner is turning back towards Africa. Meanwhile, a battle for influence over these armed groups is being waged among Russia's political and intelligence elites. [...]
Published on 19.06.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

Read this article here:

Further reading

Sign up for real-time alerts and be notified of new editions!  

Once registered, you will be notified by a short message on your computer or mobile phone as soon as a new edition of our publication or an alert is published. Stay informed anytime, anywhere!