World April 10, 2023 | 1:51 pm

Russian mercenaries allegedly operating in Haiti “under the nose” of the United States

Recently leaked Pentagon documents have exposed the presence of a Russian mercenary group operating in Haiti, undetected by the United States. This Wagner Group made headlines in 2022 when its members allegedly killed a defector by beating him with a sledgehammer and offered assistance to the Haitian government in tackling violent gangs. According to the Daily Mail, the Wagner Group has already established itself in at least a dozen African countries and has links with Turkey and Syria.

The leaked documents indicate that the original source of the leak is hard to track down as thousands of US government officials have access to the classified material. The founder of the group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is a close associate of Russian President Putin and admitted in September that he founded, led, and funded the group. The leaked documents claim that Prigozhin recruited an army of 22,000 Russian ex-convicts from the Bakhmut area. Prigozhin has a checkered past, with a 12-year prison sentence for robbery and assault charges in 1981. He later gained notoriety for his catering business, winning lucrative Russian government contracts, and earned the nickname “Putin’s chef.”

He expanded into other areas such as media and even a “troll factory,” which led to his indictment in the US for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Wagner Group made its first appearance in eastern Ukraine, supporting a separatist insurgency, followed by Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic, and Mali. Prigozhin reportedly used these deployments to secure mining contracts for his businesses.

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Paul Tierney
April 11, 2023 3:45 pm

This depends on the agenda of the media. It could be also said “Russian mercenaries allegedly operating in Haiti “under the nose” of Dominicans”.

Dave Lopes
April 17, 2023 1:50 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

“under the nose of dominicans”?????? Is DR a superpower????

April 12, 2023 1:15 am

Not just Russians
theres a small Muslim population forming also

April 18, 2023 9:15 am
Reply to  Drzfinest

The GOP is OK with Russia being there but the muslims gotta go!!!

April 18, 2023 10:50 am
Reply to  Ric

Yeah the Muslims are to close to our land now … and they like to blow shit up.