BBC publishes Wagner investigation

Aug 11, 2021 | International actors

On 11 August, the BBC published an exposé on the presence of the Wagner group in Libya following the BBC’s discovery of a tablet left behind by an operative. According to the report, documents, including a ‘shopping list’ of weapons and equipment given to the BBC by a Libyan intelligence security source, indicated that Wagner ‘are little more than an unofficial element of the Russian military’. In addition, a note about the purchase of weapons appeared to indicate that Dmitry Ukin, a former paratrooper in the Russian Special Forces and reportedly the founder and overall commander of Wagner, remains involved in the group.