Reconstituted Wagner Group Expanding Russian Influence In Africa, Mideast, Report Finds

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The report, published on February 20 by the London-based Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), says that at a time when many Western states are trying to economically isolate Russia following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin saw the development of economic ties with Africa and the Middle East as a means to "sanction-proof" Russia.

Read the Special Report: 'The Threat from Russia's Unconventional Warfare Beyond Ukraine, 2022 - 24', by Jack Watling, Oleksandr V Danylyuk and Nick Reynolds, 20 February 2024