Wagner PMC group head under Russia's National Guard is likely Prigozhin's son — UK intelligence
The large Wagner group mercenary units have likely been assimilated into the Russian Federation National Guard, Rosgvardia, command structure and have resumed active recruitment. This unit is likely headed by Pavel Prigozhin, the son of Wagner's late owner Yevgeny Prigozhin
The UK Ministry of Defense reported the information.
It noted that as of the end of October 2023, large units of the Wagner PMC were redeployed to the command structure of the Russian Guard and resumed active recruitment.
According to British intelligence, other groups of Wagner fighters have joined another Russian PMC, Redut, which, according to a Radio Free Europe investigation, now has 7,000 fighters.
In addition, on November 1, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said that Wagner Group medics had joined the Chechen special forces unit Akhmat. Previously, on October 25, Kadyrov said that 170 former Wagner fighters had already joined Akhmat.
"The Russian state is now exercising more direct control of Wagner Group activities and former personnel following the mutiny in July 2023 and subsequent death of Wagner's leadership in August 2023," the British Ministry of Defense said.
Earlier, the ISW reported that the Russian Guard was enlisting some former Wagner mercenaries into the Akhmat specialized rapid response forces.