By Chris King • 13 January 2023 • 2:35
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During a visit to Serbia by State Department adviser Derek Schollet on Thursday, January 12, he announced that the activities of the Wagner PMC were a cause of concern to the US authorities. As a result, Washington is working on neutralising its activities.
“We know that this group recruits soldiers both in Serbia and in other countries of the world, and we are concerned about this. That is why we are working with the government in Belgrade, as well as with the rest of the world, to neutralise their activities”, Schollet told the Tanyug news agency.
On Monday 9, the American newspaper Politico claimed that the Washington administration is stepping up the collection of data on the activities of Wagner PMCs. This apparently included those supposedly taking place in Serbia and the Central African Republic.
“US officials are increasingly monitoring the movements and activities of PMCs outside of Ukraine”, said the outlet, referencing information in its article allegedly obtained from diplomatic correspondence, as reported by tass.ru.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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