In a surprising turn of events, the mercenary leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, made an appearance on the sidelines of the Africa Summit.
The head of the Russian House in the Central African Republic, Dmitry Syty, posted a photo on Facebook on Thursday, showing Prigozhin in a meeting with a representative of the country.
Prigozhin’s Involvement in the Central African Republic
Prigozhin’s Wagner Group has been actively operating in the Central African Republic. Despite the near coup attempt on June 24th, the Russian businessman remained in his hometown of St. Petersburg.
Meeting with African Leaders
During this time, Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting African heads of state and government at the second Africa Summit in St. Petersburg. Prigozhin’s presence at the event has raised eyebrows, given his controversial connections and activities in Africa.
Yevgeny Prigozhin’s unexpected appearance at the Africa Summit has sparked speculation and interest in his involvement in the region. As the summit continues, the international community will closely monitor the implications of his presence and the potential impact on regional dynamics.