According to its own statements, the Ukraine is said to have destroyed the Russian military base of the private Wagner Group in occupied Luhansk. Only one Russian soldier survived, says Governor Serhiy Haidai, without naming the number of dead. The information cannot be confirmed.

According to information from the US secret services, 1,000 mercenaries from the Wagner Group were already deployed to eastern Ukraine in April to support pro-Russian troops. Military companies in Ukraine, Syria and many African countries have allegedly violated human rights over the past eight years.

The EU put the company on a sanctions list in December 2021 for serious human rights violations. The Wagner Group has been sanctioned in the USA since 2017.