200 Russian contractors of Wagner PMC - at war in Libya. They were spotted by weapon used in Donbass

200 Russian contractors of Wagner PMC - at war in Libya. They were spotted by weapon used in Donbass
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The absence of discharge points and traces from a bullet with a hollow ending is aligned with the nature of traumas Russian snipers did in the east of Ukraine.

Over the last 1.5 months, 200 Russian contractors of Wagner PMC (tied with a businessman Evgeny Prigozhin) arrived in Libya where they are taking part in an armed conflict. With that, the Russian snipers are using the same weapon they had used in Donbass and Syria, reports The New York Times with reference to a source within European security services.

According to the newspaper, in recent weeks, Libyan paramedics encountered a new sort of injuries the soldiers receive. The soldiers have been taking part in the armed conflict in the country for many years. These are narrow bullet holes in a head or body left behind by bullets that never leave a body. Libyan military men say that this kind of injuries is caused by sniper rifles of Russian military men.

The newspaper quotes a Libyan officer whose soldier was injured in the eye. One of the European defence officials reported that the absence of discharge points and traces from a bullet with a hollow ending is aligned with the nature of traumas Russian snipers did in the east of Ukraine.

Earlier, it was reported that fighters of Wagner PMC had arrived in Libya to help a military officer Khalifa Haftar who had served in the Libyan army under Muammar Gaddafi. His forces are in the east of Libya and are backed by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and partially France. He is at war against a coalition that supports the government of the country in Tripoli that is the UN-sponsored and had been founded in 2015. It is officially supported by the U.S. and other Western powers. However, in fact, its only supporter is Turkey.

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