Russia
Shadow mobilisation: Wagner veterans sell to the highest bidder

Wagner Group's flag atop a tank exhibited at the Leninist Komsomol park in Donetsk, Russian-controlled Ukraine, 1 October 2023.
Wagner Group's flag atop a tank exhibited at the Leninist Komsomol park in Donetsk, Russian-controlled Ukraine, 1 October 2023. © STRINGER / AFP
A black market of former Wagner fighters has sprung up as Russian regions struggle to fill their recruitment quotas for the war in Ukraine. Officers from the now defunct militia are selling their fighters to the highest-bidding local authorities. [...]
Published on 23.11.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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