Any Russian in Africa is Considered a Wagner Group Fighter: Military Journalist on “Presence in Mali”

Any Russian in Africa is Considered a Wagner Group Fighter: Military Journalist on “Presence in Mali”

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First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky answered reporters' questions about the presence of the Wagner Group in Mali at a press conference on December 28. According to him, Bamako has the right to make its own decision on cooperation with one or another organization.

“I do not see any reason why Mali cannot make a sovereign decision to cooperate with this military organization or a counterpart company from another country,” wrote TASS, citing Polyansky’s statement.

According to Polyansky, contrary to rumors, this organization does not receive support from Russia and operates independently and privately in the market, just like any Russian business.

“It is in no way connected to the authorities and has no support from the state. If it exists in the market, then it is up to each country to decide whether they cooperate with this company or not,” he said.

Military journalist and writer Vladlen Tatarsky believes that any company, organization or just a person from Russia is perceived as “Wagnerite,” and the very name of Wagner Group became generic.

“Well, what else could First Deputy Permanent Representative say? Any Russian in Africa is henceforth none other than a Wagner Group fighter. I will never get tired of saying that Russia has got a brand like AK, Gagarin, Sputnik, KGB and Petrov and Bashirov,” wrote Tatarsky in his Telegram channel.

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