Russian businessman and founder of “Private Military Company Wagner” Yevgeny Prigozhin confirmed that his paramilitary group recruited Zambian citizen Nathan Nyirenda in the Russian colony.
According to the founder of the PVC, he remembers Nyirenda well and talked to him in the Tver region. Prigozhin claims that he asked the Zambian why he should go to war. Nyirenda allegedly replied that “the Russians have been helping Africans to gain independence for many years,” and the PMC “is saving thousands of Africans.”
We will remind it became known about the death of Nathan Nyirenda on the territory of Ukraine in mid-November. This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Zambia. At the same time, reports appeared in the press that an African had been recruited.
Nyirendi was 23 years old, he studied at the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute and worked as a courier. In the spring of 2020, he was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison in a drug possession case.