Staff, 2022-11-28 10:25:02,
Mercenaries hired by the Wagner Group to fight for Russia in Ukraine say they have been abandoned in the Donbas with no food or ammunition.
Around 100 fighters from the Central African Republic were recruited by the shadowy military company after quitting their country’s Union for Peace (UPC) rebel group.
They were trained and sent to the front lines in March but they now say they have lost contact with their military bosses and are surviving by stealing from Ukrainian civilians, sources have revealed.
Around 50 of their fellow troops have also ‘mysteriously disappeared’ and Russia is refusing to say where they are.
: A view of a ruined building after Ukrainian army retaken control from the Russian forces in Lyman
Two ex-fighters from the Central African Republic told the Daily Beast: ‘Some of our colleagues have called us to inform us that the Russian soldiers who took them to eastern Ukraine deployed them to a particular town and left them to fight on their own.
‘As we speak, they haven’t been paid for months and they can’t even feed themselves.’
The rebels traveled to Moscow for training at a Wagner military camp in February at the time war was breaking out.
They were deployed by mid-March but were then left on their own by their commanders with no one looking for them.
The soldiers, who have been referred to as ‘Black Russians’, are now fearing for their lives.
A BM-21 ‘Grad’ multiple rocket launcher fires towards Russian positions on the front line…
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