Wagner Group Accused of Recruiting Prisoners From the Central African Republic for Russia’s War in Ukraine

Another military officer told The Daily Beast that rebels held for attacking and killing CAR soldiers during an assault on a military camp in the southeastern town of Bakouma town in April have also been freed by Russian mercenaries. The officer said Wagner paramilitaries told military officials that the released rebels would be working for the group overseas.

“They [Wagner] said they needed urgent manpower in Mali and Ukraine,” the officer, who works with CAR’s army, told The Daily Beast. “I think more than 20 people we’ve been holding [for very serious crimes] have been released.”

Source: Wagner Group Accused of Recruiting Prisoners From the Central African Republic for Russia’s War in Ukraine