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Former leaders of the Wagner Group have applied for asylum in Norway

A man was arrested at 01.58 on the night of Friday 13 January in Finnmark in northern Norway. The Norwegian police stated that the arrest was carried out by a border patrol of the Norwegian Armed Forces and the police.

– We are now working to confirm the identity of the person and interrogate the man. The man is said to have visited a private home in the border area and asked for help. We have also reported to Russian border guards the discovery of traces that could indicate that someone crossed the border illegally. After that, border guards and police immediately began searching the house, says the Chief of Staff of the Finnmark Police District Tarjei Sirma-Tellefsen In a press release.

In the same press release, the Norwegian police wrote that the person had applied for asylum in Norway. But the authorities do not want to reveal more information about the man.

According to Russian media, it is about a person who defected from the Wagner Group, the Norwegian Broadcasting Company wrote. NRK.

Wagner asked

to me Information to VG is the question Andrey Medvedev, former leader of the Wagner Group. Something confirmed to the newspaper by Medvedev’s lawyer, Jens Bernard Herstad.

– I can confirm that he arrived in Norway on Friday night. I was hired after he got caught, Herstad tells VG.

The lawyer says Medvedev is seeking asylum in Norway.

There are various reports about Medvedev’s current whereabouts. Parents Observer He writes that the man was taken to Oslo, but the information has not been confirmed by the authorities. The same publication writes that shots were fired by the FSB in relation to a man who was chased by dogs on Friday night.

The Wagner Group is a shadow army he leads Eugene Prigozhinalso known as Vladimir Putins chef. Mercenaries from the Wagner Group fight at their best in Ukraine, but have previously carried out missions in North and Central Africa, among other places.

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