A rare armored vehicle belonging to Russian mercenaries from a shadowy company called Wagner was spotted in Ukraine.
The footage, which was reportedly filmed in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, shows a damaged and abandoned Chekan armored vehicle of the Kremlin-backed Wagner Group.
The Chekan, known popularly as “Wagner’s wagon”, is a mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) build on Ural-432007-0111-31 chassis. The main role of Wagner’s wagon is to carry troops in combat theatres where mines and improvised explosive devices are likely to be encountered.
Russian mercenaries from a shadowy Wagner group actively exploited such vehicles in local conflicts in Syria, Lybia and Sudan.
The Wagner Group, also known as PMC Wagner, is a Russian paramilitary organization. It is variously described as a private military company, a network of mercenaries, or a de facto private army of Russian President Vladimir Putin.