The Russian company Concorde said, on Monday, that its owner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, a well-known cook “Putin,” will pay nearly $ 500,000 to the Russian detainees in Libya, who were recently released after 18 months in detention.
The company added, via the social network VKontakte, that Prigozhin will support the detainees, “Maxim Shogali and his translator Samir Saifan”, with 18 million rubles, which is equivalent to 246,000 dollars each, at a rate of one million rubles for each of the eighteen months in which they were held.
In the same context, an informed source in the Presidential Council stated last June that the Libyan intelligence service referred the case of the Russians to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, accused of committing acts harmful to state security, according to the Volcano of Anger operation.
It is worth pointing out that the European Union imposed sanctions on Prigozhin last October, while the United States sanctioned him earlier. Because of his relationship with Wagner mercenaries, who have been in Libya since September 2019.
It is worth noting that the Libyan authorities have released the two Russians detained in Maitiqa prison in Tripoli on December 10.
Source: Moscow Times website