The Wagner mercenary group has been fighting in Ukraine since the first Russian invasion in 2014, but very little was known about the group, or its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, until late 2022 when he began speaking publicly.
As the UK and EU prepare to declare the Wagner Group a terrorist organization, are the mercenary group and Prigozhin itself becoming a liability for the Kremlin?
On Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson asks what we know about Wagner’s shadowy head, with Samantha de Bendern, associate researcher at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and takes a closer look at the Wagner group’s role in the invasion from Ukraine with Joana de Deus Pereira, senior researcher at the Royal United Services Institute Europe.
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