Leaked documents: Russian Wagner Group mercenaries look for business close to U.S

Associates of the Russian mercenary outfit Wagner Group planned to visit the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti to seek out possible government contracts that could see them fighting local gangs, according to leaked classified U.S. documents.

The account of the Wagner Group’s alleged interest in Haiti, only 800 miles south of Florida, is one of several references to the mercenaries in the trove of Defense Department documents that surfaced online in recent weeks. Another document refers to friction between the mercenary group, run by a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the Russian military.



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