Russian Mercenaries: Vagner (Wagner) Commanders Describe Life Inside The “Meat Grinder”

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Richard Wagner’s Twilight of the gods: Valhalla on fire, (Max Brückner 1894)

Remember Wagner (Vagner) Group? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/russian-journalists-killed-investigating-private-russian-mercenaries-diamond-gold-uranium-mining-in-africa-wagner-group-connected-to-kremlin-putins-chef-prigozhin-indicted-for-interfer As explained below, it was named for Richard Wagner, author of Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the gods). Wagner was appropriated by Hitler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner


From: https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-mercenaries-vagner-commanders-syria/29100402.html
Russian Mercenaries: Vagner Commanders Describe Life Inside The ‘Meat Grinder’
March 14, 2018 21:06 GMT, by Sergei Khazov-Cassia and Robert Coalson
The Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria say they are not in the country for the money or to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“[Syrians] can’t stand Assad,” one Russian mercenary commander told RFE/RL.

“Really. Only a tiny percentage of the population there supports him and the rest oppose him. Only [Russian President Vladimir] Putin supports him. Russia supports him — no one else.”

There is a bigger motivation, the mercenary claimed. “If you are fighting under a Russian flag, with a Russian weapon, even if you are…

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