Information about subsequent former Wagner Group mercenaries who decided to participate in the war in Ukraine was confirmed by the head of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, a soldier nicknamed "Zodiak"
Former Wagner Group mercenaries return to the front of the war in Ukraine. Fighters from the private army of the late Yevgeny Prigozhin, after a few weeks of break in fighting, join the Union of Donbass Volunteers.
Information about subsequent former Wagner Group mercenaries who decided to participate in the war in Ukraine was confirmed by the head of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, a soldier nicknamed "Zodiak".
In a conversation with the Russian media, he admitted that the volunteers would be attached to the units of the Northern Military District and would serve primarily in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
"Zodiak" emphasized that former mercenaries undergo a short audition before joining the unit. After a short verification, they receive weapons and are assigned to specific units.
-The questions are pretty standard. Do you have any experience? Did you serve in Wagner and if so, did you go to Moscow? Do you have a criminal history? Nobody looks askance at the answers. The most important thing is that they are honest, he said.
- We also ask who stayed at home, who will receive payment and who will take the body – he added.
In the early days of September, the "Belaruski Gajun" channel, known for its insights into developments in Belarus, brought attention to a significant development: the partial liquidation of a field camp linked to the Wagner Group.
According to the most recent information obtained from reliable sources, the camp located in the village of Tsel, near Osipoviche, had originally comprised a total of 292 tents. However, it has been revealed that over 160 of these tents have been subjected to liquidation procedures.
What remains unclear is the precise motivation behind this partial dismantling of the camp. While some may interpret it as a signal of a possible withdrawal of the entire Wagner Group presence from Belarus, the authors of the "Belaruski Gajun" channel caution against jumping to such conclusions. They suggest that the gradual reduction of the camp's infrastructure may indicate a more nuanced strategy.
According to the channel's analysis, it is plausible that the removal of tents could signify a scaling down of the number of mercenaries stationed in Belarus while still maintaining a strategic presence. This presence could be intended to serve the interests of both the Belarusian army and the Lukashenko regime, which have been known to cooperate closely on various fronts.
This development raises several questions that warrant further investigation. What is the rationale behind this partial liquidation? Is it part of a broader geopolitical shift in the region, or is it driven by domestic considerations within Belarus itself? As international observers continue to monitor the situation, it remains essential to remain vigilant and discern the true implications of these actions.