The Russian private military company Wagner Group has denied any involvement in Sudan and has refuted claims that it has been operating in the country or assisting the Rapid Support Force (RSF) militia. The denial comes in response to reports by Western diplomats in Khartoum in March 2022 that the company was involved in illicit gold mining in Sudan and other activities.
The Wagner Group has been linked to the Russian government and has been accused of operating in several conflict zones around the world. The group has been accused of committing human rights abuses and has been subject to international sanctions.
The RSF, which is a paramilitary force formed in 2013 and is part of the Sudanese Armed Forces, has been accused of committing human rights abuses against civilians in the Darfur region and other parts of the country. The RSF has denied these accusations and has maintained that it is committed to maintaining internal security and combating terrorism in Sudan.
In response to the reports of its involvement in Sudan, the Wagner Group has denied any links to the RSF and has stated that it is not operating in the country. The group has also denied any involvement in illicit gold mining in Sudan or any other activities in the country.
Sudan has also denied the reports of the Wagner Group’s involvement in the country. The government has stated that it is committed to maintaining peace and stability in the country and has called for an investigation into the reports.
The reports of the Wagner Group’s involvement in Sudan have raised concerns over the group’s activities in the country and its impact on the region’s stability. The reports have also highlighted the need for greater transparency and accountability in the operations of private military companies around the world.
Also, since the start of the conflict in Sudan, there have been reports by the mainstream media of purported links between the RSF, Russia’s Wagner group, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Notably from the CNN.
At least, RSF links with the UAE has been confirmed as one of the militias’ primary source of arms. Remarkably, the UAE also supplies arms to the Sudanese military.