Ukraine: Wagner group trying to seize natural resources and pay for the beast…

Vladimir Putin and Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigojine during an official visit by the Russian leader.

Vladimir Putin and Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigojine during an official visit by the Russian leader.


Atlantic Business

In Ukraine as elsewhere, the Wagner group’s very simple economic model consists of paying for the beast. The terrible clashes around Bakhmout were primarily aimed at taking possession of the salt mines.

Fight wars to plunder conquered territories and especially for control of the country’s natural or industrial wealth. This is what the most radical capitalists dodo not even imagines. Not meven in a dream. Must say that the communists for whom ” ownersummer and flight » nonever considered system plundermatics of the entire populationeres for senrich in the name of the people. The revolution described by Karl Marx responded to other ethics and other goals. At least in theory.

Well, the war in Ukraine allowed Russia to return to ancestral practices cit means to consider thatwe can pay for wars and those who instigate them by using those populations, cities, and countrieswe will invade and occupy. Like Caesar fed Rome with rewheat harveststolen in France or elsewhere, like the hordes of Huns who, in the Middle Ages, came to plunder castles. Or maybeI am Naplesaeons much later, the sserved locally in that countrysidehe took the lead to expandkingdom, except qthat he intends to manage it so that he avoids destroying assets in order to do soserve.

Fromopinion of all observers, whether the Bakhmut region in Ukraine is lobject of fierce fighting between Russia and Ukraine while this region has littlestrategic interestsjust because the basement dgion high salt.

In this region, war nnot by official Moscow soldiers but by mercenaries hired by Wagner’s group. This paramilitary group founded by Evgueni Prigojine, did what it always does in other theaters of operations owhere he intervened, particularly in CAR and Mali. He pays for himself, he seeks to control natural resources to pay himself directly. So bear, we know it’s onreal estate, houses and apartments left by residents, furniture, paintings, jewelry, but especially industrial assets and natural resources, in particular rare metal mines or agribusiness reserves.

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LThe Russian stubbornness in wanting to recapture the city of Bakhmout from the Ukrainian troops was linked to the rich subsoil rich in gypsum deposits (which allowed the manufacture of plaster and certain cements, clays and limes). But especially in salt. The famous Soledar salt mine which generates wealth for the entire regiongion. Until the war, cis the Ukrainian company Artemsil which exploits and manages this colossal mine. We extract there, a year, about 6.8 million tonssalt free fromimpurityice. With infinite perspective, becauseat this rate, the reserves are such that the company has been working for 2000 years. In addition, this mine is equipped with Kilomethree deep galleries, gigantic halls where managers set up showrooms, a chapel and a line of equipment to receive tourists. This unique salt mine in the world turned out to be a very popular tourist attraction.Whated by a European fromis.

So this mine offered a very safe haven in the event of war and Evgueni Prigojine saw there the means to store military equipment, tanks, ammunition and even put up an entire garrison.eback to protect them. A kind of natural bunker. VSmaybe, but actually his ambition is to do business. Frommoney, alwaysmoney according to modewhich makes him one of Russia’s richest oligarchs. He obtains public goods or goods stolen from the occupied population, he confiscates them, exploits them or resells them to some friends. His net worth is over $20 billion. It’s official, as evidenced bybuild ithe comes fromwas inaugurated in St Petersburg to house his office. VSis Delsewhere there thatt hosts more than 200 developers working on computer networks with the aim of breaking into and hacking them. War for Prigozhin nnot only the military, on land or at sea, is now influencing cyberspace. Prigogine is not only one of the most hated men in Ukraine for his violence, but calso the most monitored and the most dangerous for anyone working in cybersecurity.

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Salt, in such a conglomerate would clearly have its placea priori, this obsession is curious, salt in general nis not a very rare commodity on the planeYou. We risk running out many morningseres firsteres or energy but we will never run out of salt, the reserves of rock salt (which is mined in the mines) are quite large and sea salt will practically never run out.

Global salt production, cwas about 310 million tons, which was extracted Where harvested fromfirst by China, the United States, Canada, theAustralia andEurope. This salt works ascoststarryfood and especiallyindustry. LEuropean control pres 40% of world production and in Europe lUkraine occupied part of the fire. pres half.

Outsidestabilized human food, industrial use of salt in the world involves the manufacture of chlorinated products (chlorine and caustic soda) and synthetic soda.ese, a lot of laundry, then used to remove snow. This breakdown is dominated by industrial applications and high-growth countries have high demand, China especially milk saltUkraine has two advantages, namely extraI’m pure, pretty easy to exploit. VSis one of the most competitive in the world.

That Prigojine’s desire to acquire such equipment does not surprise anyone. What pests are in such a modecis thatpushed by Putin. Putin turned a blind eye to lootinghousing, confiscation of agricultural estates and in particular grain production in Ukraine, precious metals, securities, and now productive assets such as salt mines or nuclear power plants

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Initially,very Ukrainian set of production assets good qualityé belongs to Ukrainians, but also to Russians who voted for itinvest in Ukraine because it opens up European markets to them, but many assets are also financed by funds fromWestern investment. There is a lot of French and German capital invested in agricultural companies in Ukraine. And the famous salt mines are very global. they ndon’t havestrategic importance ofnuclear power plants but they have a financial interest.

So this modeRussia’s financing of a war that includes its mercenary practices is going to be a huge problem.ei, law and finance, war day will sstop becausetheywill stop one day. And on that day, Russia and its satellites need to be restored on the world market. However, all contracts and agreements were destroyed and burned.

However, markets require freedom, contracts, and reregulation. Above all, it requires adherence to signed agreements and contractss. VSis the lifeblood of global economic war. It is important to reveal what the militias have been doing on the military battlefield and to re-weave the fabric of this economic globalization.

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