In the last days of December last year, Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin signed a law giving the Russian Guard the right to create its own volunteer units, including from ex-mercenaries of the Wagner PMC, but this not all innovations.
About how Moscow was able to strengthen control measures over the militants of the Wagner PMC, actually annexing -assault troops of Prigozhin’s mercenaries to the Russian Guard, writes NBN, citing the official X-account of the UK Ministry of Defense.
As British military intelligence analysts note, the 1st Volunteer Corps of the Russian Guard has already been joined by 3 former air assault detachments of the Wagner PMC – the 15th, 16th and 17th divisions.
It is assumed that such an expansion of personnel will allow the Russian Guard to deploy its updated volunteer units not only in the territory of Ukraine, but also in some African countries. In particular, former Wagnerites are offered to sign 6-month contracts for service in Ukraine and 9-month contracts on the African continent.
The UK Ministry of Defense added that the integration of air assault units The Wagner PMC in the above-described corps of the Russian Guard, with a fairly high probability, indicates the successful resubordination of the Wagnerites to the Russian Guard, which clearly strengthens the control of the terrorist state over most of the Wagner group.
Earlier, we wrote about that British intelligence revealed the main methods of replenishing the personnel of Putin’s army.