Putin Denies Strategy to Spread Influence in Africa After Wagner 'Rebrand'

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A recent analysis by Britain's Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) suggests that Russia has rebranded the former Wagner paramilitary group as an expeditionary corps which is now under the control of Moscow's military intelligence arm — known as the GRU — and is offering what it calls a "regime survival package" to autocratic governments in Africa.