Wagner PMC Returns Under Pavel Prigozhin's Command
Mercenary Group Recruits Fighters Once More
Perm, Russia - Russian regional media outlets have reported this week that the controversial private military company Wagner Group is once again hiring fighters in two oblasts. This comes just three months after the death of the company's founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, in a plane crash. According to reports, the newly recruited fighters are now being led by Pavel Prigozhin, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s son.
The news was first reported by 59.RU, a regional news outlet based in Perm. The outlet confirmed the resumption of recruitment with a representative from Wagner in Perm. Another report from Novosibirsk-based outlet NGS.RU supported this claim, citing a source within the local branch of the mercenary organization. However, NGS.RU did not mention Pavel Prigozhin in its report.
Social media accounts promoting Wagner's Perm office on VKontakte and Telegram have also surfaced, listing several requirements for prospective recruits.
In posts titled "We're coming back," these accounts stated that individuals hoping to sign a contract with Wagner will need a Russian passport for operations outside the country, records of their families and close relatives, as well as vaccination certificates.
The resumption of recruitment by Wagner Group raises questions about the future direction of the company under Pavel Prigozhin's leadership. Speculation has been circulating for months that Pavel Prigozhin would assume command of the remnants of Wagner, potentially merging the private military company with the Russian Guard.
The Wagner Group, known for its involvement in conflicts such as Syria and Ukraine, has faced international scrutiny and accusations of human rights abuses. Yevgeny Prigozhin, often referred to as "Putin's chef" due to his catering business and close ties to the Russian President, played a significant role in the company's activities.
As news of Wagner's recruitment resumption spreads, the international community will be closely monitoring the developments and implications of Pavel Prigozhin's leadership. The private military company's actions have far-reaching consequences, impacting not only the regions in which it operates but also global security dynamics.
A,s of now, the resumption of recruitment by Wagner Group suggests that the organization is not fading away in the aftermath of Yevgeny Prigozhin's death. Instead, it seems to be regrouping and preparing for a new phase under Pavel Prigozhin's guidance. The coming months will provide further insights into the future of the controversial mercenary company and its role in Russian military operations.