A legal expert who collects evidence of human rights violations in Libya noted the decrease in the illegal military contingent of foreigners in the African country.
In Libya, the number of fighters of the Russian PMK “Wagner”, which is called Putin’s illegal army, has decreased, as they have found a new “labor market” due to the war in Ukraine.
About this reported on Monday, July 4, digi24 published with reference to UN expert Chalok Beyani.
According to him, “the market was found elsewhere.” In particular, the number of mercenaries in the Russian “Wagnera” group has decreased. The private military company is considered a shadow army of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who denies involvement in it.
According to the British special services, Moscow was most likely forced to transfer Russian mercenaries to the “Wagner” PMC for the invasion of Ukraine, to the detriment of operations in Africa and Syria.
However, according to Beyani and his team’s report, not all foreign fighters have left Libya. The mercenaries are prolonging the conflict in the country and may have violated international rules for the protection of the civilian population.
Since 2011, when dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled, several armed groups have been fighting for power and influence in Libya, and in recent years other countries, including Russia and Turkey, have become involved in the conflict. According to UN estimates, there were about 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya at the end of 2020.
We will remind you that the Bars-7 assault squad of the Russian occupiers from the private military company “Wagner” attacked Ukrainian positions in the Luhansk region.