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Reorganization through Confederation: how Putin is exploiting the PMC Wagner model – by G. Porrino, A. Bolpagni, F. Borgonovo

Despite the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin on 23 August, PMC Wagner continued to operate in the African and Middle Eastern theatre, except for the troops that were engaged in Ukraine and are now stationed in Belarus. In recent months, however, the Ministry of Defence has undertaken a plan to restructure the PMC Wagner network, preserving its tactical-operational assets and the benefits derived.

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Wagner Digital Ecosystem: what happens after Prigozhin’s Death – By Federico Borgonovo & Giulia Porrino

After the March of Justice, announced on June 23, the evolution of the relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and PMC Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin was discussed at length. On August 23, exactly two months later, one of the private jets on which Yevgeny Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin, considered his right hand, were traveling crashed en route between Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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PMC Wagner and Allied Mercenaries, Aftermath of the March by – Federico Borgonovo & Giulia Porrino

During the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, PMC Wagner exploited online and offline support of some military groups, including:

  • Española, a parallel battalion of Russian ultras led by Alexander Shum and with a special training centre near San Petersburg.
  • Rusich, a reconnaissance, sabotage and assault group, directly attached to the PMC Wagner.
  • Serb members, active since the deployment in Syria. Those are linked with several ultras’ communities.
  • Níðhöggr (Nidhogg), a little unit near to the Scandinavian right-wing militia funded by an actual Wagner member.  

All these units were orbiting around the PMC Wagner as embedded support groups. Starting from their online propaganda we theorized a pro-Wagner alliance system (figure 1).

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Guerra cibernetica e guerra russo-ucraina: la disinformazione. Conferenza on line il 16 marzo 2023 – 10:00

Guerra cibernetica e guerra russo-ucraina: la disinformazione.

Conferenza on line il 16 marzo 2023 ore 10:00 con la partecipazione del Generale Alexander Potity del SSSCIP-State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine e Head of the Department of Security of Information Systems and Technologies. Place: MS Teams platform: https://tiny.pl/wkbg5 Continue reading


Guerra e forme dell’informazione: una riflessione a partire dalla crisi ucraina – by Giacomo Buoncompagni

Da poche ore il portavoce del dipartimento della Difesa americano, John Kirby, ha reso pubbliche alcune informazioni fornite dall’intelligence statunitense che sostengono il probabile utilizzo di un falso video, da parte della Russia come pretesto per giustificare l’invasione dell’Ucraina. Continue reading


Belarusian Cyber-Partisans e il Ransomware come strumento di guerra ibrida – by Marco Zaliani

Il 2022 è iniziato con un riacutizzarsi delle tensioni tra Russia e Ucraina. Tensioni iniziate nel 2014 con l’annessione della Crimea da parte della Russia e che, in questi giorni, stanno vivendo un nuovo impeto a seguito dell’ammassarsi di truppe russe proprio al confine tra i due stati. Continue reading