Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) with supposed members of the Wagner Group of mercenaries, including founder Dmitry Utkin (far right). Photo: Twitter

What is the Wagner Group? Reporters’ deaths put spotlight on Russia’s shadowy private army

Three Russian investigative reporters murdered in the Central African Republic on Monday were looking into the activities of the Wagner Group there

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) with supposed members of the Wagner Group of mercenaries, including founder Dmitry Utkin (far right). Photo: Twitter
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