Russia’s private security company, Wagner, yesterday said it intended to pay 18 million Russian rubles ($304,855) to two of its members who were arrested in Libya on espionage charges in 2019 and were released last week.
The announcement came in a statement issued by Concord Management and Consulting, which is being run by the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin – who owns Wagner.
The statement noted that Prigozhin would pay 18 million rubles to Maxim Shogali and his translator of Jordanian origins Samer Swivan after their return home.
Russian has claimed that Shogali and Swivan were in Libya as “academic researchers working in a …read more
Source:: Middle East Monitor