On March 22, 2022, the Russian businessman and the creator of the Wagner group Yevgeny Prigozhin addressed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In this official statement, Yevgeny Prigozhin called on the US Secretary of State to support the Wagner Group’s efforts to ensure security in Africa.
« We see that today, taking advantage of the preoccupation of the Wagner PMC with the Ukrainian maters, the administrations of the United States and other countries are actively trying to reshape the « African pie » and impose sanctions on anyone who opposes you in this. However, I want to draw your attention to the fact that the long-term attempts of the United States and its satellites to « restore order » and ensure security in Africa have not bore any fruit », said the head of the Wagner Group.
According to Yevgeny Prigozhin, in 2017-2018, when the Wagner Group began to actively operate in Africa, it was managed to achieve excellent results in establishing security and order in all the countries where the Wagner Group was present. « Therefore, I invite you to support Wagner PMC’s efforts in ensuring safety and security in Africa by sponsoring a new project named «Wagner. Safe Africa» (WSA), in which you can invest, thereby saving American taxpayer money », the Russian businessman proposed.
For Yevgeny Prigojine, the Wagner Group is more effective than the American agents, who receive large sums of money but do not ensure security in Africa. Yevgeny Prigojine also stressed that each project of the Wagner Group was financed by him as a private person and was distinguished by the high efficiency of each dollar invested.
« Since most Africans do not trust the policies of France and the United States, and their trust ratings are very low, I suggest that you abandon the attempt to exert political influence in Africa and focus solely on the security that the Wagner PMC can provide. In case the joint project WSA proves successful, I suggest we expand it to the American continent. Furthermore, in the case of fruitfill cooperation we can expand our area of influence and launch projects WSA-2 (Wagner. Safe America), WSA-3 (Wagner. Safe Asia), WSA-4 (Wagner. Safe Australia), and WSA-5 (Wagner. Safe Antarctica) », concluded the Russian businessman.