April 24, 2024

Wagner Group helped smuggle North Korean weapons to Russia: Report

Russians conspired with DPRK officials in Syria to orchestrate arms transfers, member state tells UN Panel of Experts

Russian nationals with ties to the mercenary Wagner Group conspired with North Korean officials in Syria to orchestrate weapons transfers, according to information in a new U.N. report.

Pavel Shevelin and Valeriy Chekalov organized the operation to smuggle North Korean arms to Russia with the help of DPRK officials in Damascus from 2022-2023, an unnamed member state told the U.N. Panel of Experts.

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