FT revealed details of the income of the founder of PMCs.
Western media believe that the founder of the Wagner PMCs, Yevgeny Prigozhin, could have received about $250 million from the work of companies that extract natural resources in Africa and the Middle East.
According to the Financial Times, having studied the reports until December 2021 of the date of the introduction of sanctions by Euro Policy, M Invest and Mercury companies, which the EU associated with Prigozhin, the media concluded that the restrictive measures had practically no effect on them.
According to media reports, M Invest operates in Sudan, where it mines gold.
Mercury’s line of business includes the oil and gas sector in Syria. “Euro Policy” “ is registered ” in the SAR, where it probably produces hydrocarbons.
The authors point out that since 2018, Euro Policy has been under US sanctions. But in 2020, the company’s profit was $90 million with revenue of $134 million
Also, M Invest, which fell under US sanctions, reported revenue of $2.6 million in 2021.
“Zero” revenue was shown only by Mercury. But in 2018 – 2020, she earned $67 million.
The media reports that two more companies associated with Prigozhin were able to earn more than $ 6 million in 2021.
Recall that Prigozhin himself stated that the work of PMCs “Wagner ” does not relate to the activities of the Russian government, and insisted on the private nature of the company.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Prigozhin, in an interview with the prisoners, revealed strict requirements for PMCs fighters and described what they were going to have.