Russia’s Wagner group denies recruiting Serbs to fight in Ukraine

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(Reuters) – Russia’s Wagner paramilitary group on Friday denied it was recruiting Serbs to fight in Ukraine, a day after activists filed criminal complaints against the organisation in Belgrade. Among those named in the complaints were Russia’s ambassador to Serbia, Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, and Aleksandar Vulin, head of Serbia’s state Security and Information Agency. “I do not recruit Serbs,” Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a statement, saying he had never head of either Botsan-Kharchenko or Vulin. Earlier this week Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Russia should halt its ef…

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