He was tasked with setting up a new private military company, which would recruit and train convicts, modeling the PMC after PMC Wagner. At the same time, a counterweight to Prigozhin’s groups will be created.
GUR believes that the new PMC will be financed by Samvel Karapetyan.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, “Armen Gorlovsky” himself was considered to be close to the family of former President Viktor Yanukovych. He is on the Ukrainian wanted list as one of the organizers of the Maidan massacre.
Samvel Karapetyan is a pro-Kremlin entrepreneur of Armenian origin. He is the owner of Tashir Holding, a company affiliated with Gazprom, which also owns Electric Networks of Armenia.