Russia's Wagner group has rebranded under the shady spy chief behind Salisbury poisonings and is offering African 'regime survival packages' in return for access to natural resources, report finds

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Dr Jack Watling, a land warfare specialist at RUSI, said that under Averyanov, the 'Expeditionary Corps', as Wagner has been rebranded, has begun offering governments across Africa 'regime survival packages' in exchange for the right to extract natural resources on the continent.

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