On the side of Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot in the conflict in Libya involved from 800 to 1200 employees of the Russian private military company (PMC) known as PMC Wagner.

These data confirmed for the first time representatives of the UN report, which has not yet been made public, AFP reports.

According to an anonymous source Agency, Russian mercenaries are helping the forces of the Haftarot with servicing and repairing equipment, as well as participate in combat operations: provide support as a gunner in artillery and air strikes, snipers and experts in radio-electronic fight.

Sources, the UN also found that operatives of Russian PMCs are in Libya from October 2018. According to them, their presence substantially increased the armies of the Haftarot. In addition, it is argued that in the country there is another private security company “Russian security systems”. Its experts allegedly carried out the maintenance and repair of military aircraft.

In late April, the national consensus government (NTC) of Libya accused the PMC of Wagner in the use of chemical weapons its fighters allegedly attacked the forces of the NTC using the nerve gas.

PMC Wagner — unofficial armed groups, which is associated with the Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. It is believed that his mercenaries provided security in several African countries. According to some reports, they also took part in the fighting in the Donbass, Syria and was heading to Sudan to support President Omar al-Bashir.

In February, Erdogan accused the Russian military leadership, including defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in waging war in Libya with the involvement of mercenaries. The Russian foreign Ministry reacted to this statement, noting that it is not true. Erdogan also spoke about some of the pictures, which depicted Shoigu, chief of General staff of the Russian Armed forces Valery Gerasimov, the Libyan field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, as well as someone whom Erdogan called the head of the PMC Wagner.

2020, the year began for the Arab countries with a new round of internal conflicts.