Russia’s Wagner Group went from being a relative unidentified to a home name after its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, led a brief armed disobedience that appeared to take Russian President Vladimir Putin by surprise.
“This probably has done some damage to Putin politically,” stated George Beebe, director of grand technique at the Quincy Institute.
Ukraine is not the only arena the Wagner Group runs in. What occurs to these other endeavors now stays uncertain. The Wagner Group has numerous organization interests in nations such as the Central African Republic, and it might be hard for the Russian state to reproduce or take control of those ventures from scratch.
“The resources that they generally go after are precious metals,” stated Raphael Parens, a fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. “Because it’s relatively easy to export and relatively easy to smuggle.”
Watch the video above to discover more about what follows for the Wagner Group and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin can include the fallout from the mercenary disobedience.