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Russian veterans seek probe of private military contracting

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) - An activist says a group of Russian military veterans has asked the International Criminal Court to probe the activities of Russian private security companies.

Yevgeny Shabayev, an activist with the All-Russia Officers Assembly, told Ekho Moskvy radio Tuesday that the group has sent a letter to the ICC urging it to investigate.

Media reports say that Russia has used private contractors often in eastern Ukraine, Syria and Africa to advance its interests. But Russian law ...