Russian entrepreneur confesses creating Wagner paramilitary group

(MENAFN) Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin stated Monday to build the private military firm Wagner Group.

In a remark shared by the press service of his firm Concord Management and Consulting on Russia's VK social network, Prigozhin revealed the history of Wagner.

He also said, in 2014, he was trying to organize confrontation to the Ukrainian army in Crimea and had to cope with a lot of cheaters who "were hiring volunteers and then sent them naked and barefoot to certain death."

Prigozhin added that seeing this mess, he decided to take the organization to his own hands and found experts who aided him put in orders for arms and army tools.

"From that moment, on May 1, 2014, a group of patriots appeared which later was named PMC Wagner," he continued.

Prigozhin criticized reporters and other curious people for "trying to find negatives" in Wagner's activities and that many tried to attribute to the group crimes it did not do.

He praised Wagner's staffs as "fighters for justice" who protected Arab, African and Latin American people and did not reply to questions regarding his affiliation to Wagner "to protect its fighters.”

"But now, the time of revelation has come. Please do not confuse it with the judgment day," he added.


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