- Wagner taking advantage of instability in Niger said Blinken
Russia’s Wagner mercenary group is “taking advantage” of instability in Niger, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told.
Blinken said he did not think Russia or Wagner instigated Niger’s coup. However, the US was worried about the group “possibly manifesting itself” in parts of the Sahel region.
“Every single place that this Wagner group has gone, death, destruction and exploitation have followed,” said Blinken