The Kremlin-installed leader of Crimea has reportedly formed a pro-Russian mercenary group named “Convoy,” which was inspired by the notorious Wagner Group.
According to reports, the group has already been dispatched to occupied areas of southern Ukraine‘s Kherson region.
A member of the mercenary outfit has stated that although the organisation is owned by Aksyonov, all members are former Wagner employees.
The group was seen training in a forest and learning how to dig trenches and place landmines in a Russia-24 TV broadcast.
The Convoy’s Telegram account was launched in November and features a lot of Russian Orthodox imagery and icons, as well as references to Ukrainians being “Satanists.”
According to Russian opposition media, the Convoy’s leader is Konstantin Pikalov, a former Wagner officer in Madagascar and the Central African Republic.
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