Matthew Miller, spokesman of the US State Department, said on Wednesday, 1 November, the United States was concerned about any activity by the Russian Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), including after reports of the resumption of recruitment of the group's militants.
Quote: "Sure, we always have concerns about the Wagner Group’s activity, whether in Ukraine or Africa."
Details: According to Miller, that is why the United States, along with its partners, took measures to bring the representatives of Wagner PMC to justice.
On 1 November, Russian media reported that the Wagner Group became a unit of the Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) and resumed recruiting soldiers in Russia, in particular in Perm and Novosibirsk.
Earlier, it was reported that the Russian Guard is recruiting former prisoner-fighters of the Wagner Group to subdue the remaining Wagner fighters and, at the same time, take care of Russia's internal security.
Following the death of Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and other senior figures in a plane crash in August, the Kremlin began to say that Wagner does not legally exist, and they could not comment on the company's future.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the former mercenaries of the Wagner Group who were in Belarus signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence and moved to the eastern front in Ukraine. Some of them went to Africa.