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Prigozhin sends in the cooks to kill Zelensky?
More than 400 Russian mercenaries are operating in Kyiv with orders from the Kremlin to assassinate President Zelensky and his government and prepare the ground for Moscow to take control, The Times has learnt.

The Wagner Group, a private militia run by one of President Putin's closest allies and operating as an arm-length branch of the state, flew in mercenaries from Africa five weeks ago on a mission to decapitate Zelensky's government in return for a handsome financial bonus.

Information about their mission reached the Ukrainian government on Saturday morning and hours later Kyiv declared a 36-hour "hard" curfew to sweep the city for Russian saboteurs, warning civilians that they would be seen as Kremlin agents and risked being "liquidated" if they stepped outside.

Great news for Africa, if it's true.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Feb 28th, 2022 at 03:08:22 PM EST
The Kremlin once again denied it has any influence over Wagner and suggested that Prigozhin only provides catering services to the Russian government.

For a broad definition of "catering".
Traditionally in France, bribes in the construction industry were itemised on bills in terms of cubic metres of concrete. Perhaps the mercenaries are billed in multiples of canapés and petits fours.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Feb 28th, 2022 at 03:11:38 PM EST
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