The US Department of Defence has indicated that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner mercenaries operating in Libya.
The Pentagon report could have a serious impact on Washington’s relations with the Gulf State.
“The DIA [Defence Intelligence Agency] assessed that the United Arab Emirates may provide some financing for the [Wagner} group’s operations,” said the Pentagon’s Inspector General. Although this is not a direct condemnation, it is the first such official assessment by the Defence Department of the UAE’s role in funding and enabling the Russian company’s operations within Libya.
The Wagner group is reportedly managed and operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, …read more
Source:: Middle East Monitor