Ex-Wagner mercenary Andrey Medvedev: ‘I apologise to the Ukrainian people’

FRANCE 24 spoke to Andrey Medvedev, a deserter of Russia’s Wagner Group, almost two months after he fled to Norway. The 26-year-old Russian ex-mercenary entered the country illegally on January 13 in a bid to seek asylum there. Speaking from Oslo, Medvedev explained that he “witnessed many things” while fighting with the Wagner Group in Ukraine. However, he said he was unable to talk in detail about them and was keeping this information for Norwegian investigators. Medvedev also apologised to the Ukrainian people.

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