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Who is Andrei Troshev? Putin’s first choice to lead the Wagner Group



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Andrei Troshev is Putin’s choice to replace Prigozhin as head of the Wagner Group.
President Vladimir Putin proposed it.

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has offered to replace Yevgeny Prigozhin with a senior mercenary named Andrei Troshev, amid uncertainty over the future of the Wagner Group following the failed uprising in Russia. According to Russian newspaper Kommersant, five days after the failed Wagner Group uprising in late June, Putin met with Prigozhin and several senior Wagner fighters.

According to NDTV, Putin offered the Wagner mercenaries several choices regarding their professions, including the possibility of continuing to fight against Ukraine under the leadership of Andrei Troshev. According to EU sanctions documents, Andrei Troshev is known as “Sedoi” or “Grey Hair”. Troshev is a retired colonel, one of the founding members and executive director of the Wagner Group.

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Who is Andrei Troshev?
Born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) in the former Soviet Union in April 1953, Troshev’s role as “chief of staff” of the Wagner Group’s operations in Syria is detailed in the sanctions documents of the EU. Where the group supported the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad. According to the sanctions document, “Andrei Troshev was directly involved in the Wagner Group’s military operations in Syria. He was particularly involved in the Deir ez-Zor area.

Penetration in the Wagner group also
Troshev is closely associated with several prominent figures in the Wagner group. This includes founder Dmitry Utkin, a former GRU military intelligence officer, and commanders Alexander Sergeevich Kuznetsov and Andrey Bogatov. Troshev has also been included in the UK’s financial sanctions target list, which describes him as the chief executive of the Wagner Group.

What is in the fate of Prigozhin?
Yevgeny Prigozhin has not been seen in public since leaving the southern Russian city of Rostov on June 24. On Thursday, US President Joe Biden said the United States did not know where Prigozhin was. But he joked that the leader of the Wagner group could have been poisoned. He had said that “if I were in his place, I would watch what I ate”. I watch my menu. Biden added, “But everyone’s kidding…I don’t think any of us know for sure what Prigozhin’s future is in Russia.”

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