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Russia to send more proxies to Ukraine: Reports

Russia Ukraine WarRussia to send more proxies to Ukraine: Reports

Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- More proxies and militants are expected to send to help Russian troops in Ukraine.
At least 800 mercenaries from Syria will fight with the Russians in Ukraine, according to a pact between Hezbollah and Russian Private Military Company Wagner.
Shiite extremists of Hezbollah, selected from among the veterans of the Syrian war, are now fighting in Ukraine among the ranks of the Russians after the Chechens.
The first 200 recruits from the Al-Abbas and Al-Radwan battalions are set to arrive in the combat zone on Tuesday, 29 March. The troops have already been dispatched from Damascus to a military airbase in Gomel, Belarus.
A group of 1,300 Wagner mercenaries from Libya also have been set to help Russian forces in Ukraine, news releases unfolded earlier.
Approximately 1,300 mercenaries from the Wagner Group have been moved from Libya to Ukraine, according to a Libyan security analyst.
In Libya, there were 2,200 Wagner militants. Adel Abdel-Kafi, a military and security expert, told Anadolu Agency that Russia withdrew 1,300 troops and left just 900 behind.
Wagner paramilitaries were removed from their posts along a highway connecting Sirte and Jafra in central Libya, he added.
Abdel-Kafi said the Russian private military group increasingly recruits fighters from African nations, including Mali, Chad, and Sudan.
According to the UN, the Wagner Group has been in Libya since October 2018 to support Khalifa Haftar, who has been fighting Libya’s legitimate government for control of the North African country.
Wagner is not the first to claim involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine, which started Feb. 24 and entered its second month.
Ihor Ostash, Ukraine’s ambassador to Lebanon, accused Russia of sending 400 Wagner mercenaries to Kyiv to kill political leaders and other top officials just days after the war began.
The group has also been targeted in the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.
UK sanctions targeted the Wagner Group, multiple defense companies, and Russian Railways, according to a statement from the British government.

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