A relatively rare and heavily customized 6-ton Ural-432007-0111-31 truck was discovered near Bangui, Central African Republic, which allegedly belongs to a government-sponsored Russian military contractor Wagner.
The special wagon, better known as the Wagner wagon, is used by fighters from the Wagner Group PMC (private military company), Russian government-sponsored private military contractors who practice deadly violence in the region.
Wagner is a secret entrepreneur whose lucky soldiers played a role in Syria, Libya, Sudan, and eastern Ukraine. This private military company is associated with Yevgeny Prigozhin. Prigozhin is a Russian businessman charged with meddling in the US presidential election in 2016. Wagner dispatched hundreds of contractors to conflict areas and is a cover for the deployment of Russian regular troops.
The New York Times describes the Wanger Company as a truly independent unit of the Russian Defense Ministry, or Russian Military Intelligence, in disguise, used by the Russian government in disputes where denial is required because its armed forces are trained in the Ministry of Defense.
As for the Wagner car, this combat vehicle was also previously seen during conflicts in Syria and Libya. It is a Russian multifunctional, modular, armored, mine-resistant MRAP vehicle developed by Evro Polis by Yevgeny Priggoshin.
Therefore, this vehicle is arguably the best proof that Wagner fighters operate in the troubled Central African Republic.
The same MRAP used by #WagnerGroup in #Libya, based on the Ural-432007-0111-31 chassis used by Wagner in #CAR.
It was built by Evro Polis, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s company. @BenDoBrown @hansdemarie @AbraxasSpa @nicolasdepedro
Via @new_militarycolumnist pic.twitter.com/jL1Ptl42ek
– Fran Matías (@FranMatiasBueno) January 2, 2021