PMC Wagner leader Prigozhin allegedly planned to kill the Italy Defense Minister

The Russian geopolitical strategy, which is based on their understanding of the “right of the strong”, causes more and more diplomatic excesses. Evgeny Prigozhin mentioned earlier obviously continues to be a reasonably effective tool in Russia’s hybrid war against the “free world”. According to the latest reports of the Italian newspaper “Il Foglio”, Italian intelligence has obtained data on the order for the assassination of Defense Minister Guido Crosetto.

On the one hand, they began actively discussing in the media space after Crosetto’s statement that PMC “Wagner” is responsible for increasing migration pressure.  It is worth noting that such an assumption is not unfounded because a certain number of the contingent of the company “Wagner” is present in Libya, Sudan, and the CAR (one of the leading countries from which emigrants arrive in Italy).  It is also essential to consider Syria, where the presence of fighters from the Wagner group was one of the largest contingents.

On the other hand, it is difficult to say precisely that the flow of migrants from countries where there is a military contingent affiliated with Russia is an instrument of influence on European politics because:

  • This may result from third factors (state of economic and political life in the country).
  • There may be an overestimation of Russia’s influence in the countries mentioned above on processes related to emigration.  (Ukrainian political scientist Oleksiy Haran notes this in particular)

At the same time, it is worth noting that Russia is trying to attract various regimes in Africa to its side. This can be observed to a large extent during the voting for resolutions in the UN General Assembly.

In response to the aforementioned statement, Prigozhin replied that the Italian Defense Minister is an “asshole” and such statements are untrue, but recalling the well-known quote of the Russian military and political leadership “They are not there”, asserting the real intentions of the Russian Federation from their statements is an ungrateful thing.