mercenaries

    • Russia and Belarus clash over mercenaries arrest

      Russia and Belarus clash over mercenaries arrest

      A dispute between Moscow and Minsk over the detention of more than 30 men who Belarus accused of being Russian mercenaries deepened on Saturday, as the two sides contradicted each other about the group’s plans, news wires reported. The arrests could further strain relations between Belarus and Russia, which soured after the neighbours failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year.

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    • Moscow sends fighter jets to support Russian mercenaries in Libya

      Moscow sends fighter jets to support Russian mercenaries in Libya

      Russia recently sent fighter jets to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for strongman Khalifa Haftar, the US military command for Africa (Africom) revealed on Tuesday, news wires reported.  The military fighter aircraft left Russia and first stopped in Syria where they "were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin" before arriving in Libya, Stuttgart-based Africom said.

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