According to the Washington Post, the oligarch was in close contact with the Russian and Syrian authorities
Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, who are believed to be controlled by the Russian mercenaries in Syria, recently attacked the American troops and their allies, was in close contact with the Russian and Syrian authorities, the Washington Post reported.
According to the publication, citing intelligence reports, intercepted communications in late January, Prigogine said a senior Syrian official that he “got permission” from some of the Russian Minister on the implementation of the “quick and decisive” initiative, which was scheduled for early February.
Recall spectacular Robert Mueller was set to Prigogine accusations of financing schemes of the Russian “information war” during the elections of 2016 and the management of its work.
It is known that Prigogine has close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ministry of defence.
According to the Washington Post, the attack was the most serious direct challenge to the American presence in Eastern Syria, since in 2015 there have started to deploy special forces to help the Syrian allies in the fight against “Islamic state”.
According to the newspaper, an anonymous high-ranking source in the administration said that the incident was “a concern”.
He also expressed surprise at “how quickly Russia itself has distanced itself” from the operation, which, he said, were “under the command of the Syrian side in response to the orders of the Syrian side”.