Mercenaries of Russian Wagner's PMC arrived to Venezuela
Against the background of mass people's protests in Venezuela, mercenaries of the Russian Wagner's PMC, have arrived to the country. Obviously, their main task is to promote Maduro to retain power.
Reuters reports this citing three sources.
One source close to the Wagner's PMC said that firtst group of the Russian mercenaries arrived in Venezuela before the May 2018 presidential election, and the new group came just lately.
The news agency notes, that Evgeniy Shabayev - a leader of local department of the militant "Cossack group" - with ties to Russian military contractors said that he had heard that the number of Russian contractors in Venezuela could be about 400 people.
At the same time, other sources of Reuters say that there are small groups of Russian mercenaries in the country.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Venezuelan Ministry of Information did not respond to requests for comments on contractors. At the same time, the press secretary of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said: "We do not have such information."