On June 3, Jamestown Senior Fellow Sergey Sukhankin was quoted by Canadian outlet CBC regarding Wagner’s activites in Africa and Prigozhin’s possile aims on the continent.
“Russia is using criminals, mercenaries [and] war criminals in sovereign countries in Africa, in Ukraine and other countries.”
“Sukhankin said there are limits on Wagner’s reach on the continent; it has not found footing in nations with relative wealth, stability and reputable governments. Rather, he said it makes inroads in countries that could be seen as ‘pariah states.'”