Hezbollah sending fighters to Ukraine in deal with Putin's Wagner Group: report

Mar 27, 2022

The road to Al Quds apparently runs through Kyiv, with the Iranian regime’s Lebanese ‘resistance’ affiliate Hezbollah dispatching fighters to the city and elsewhere in Ukraine to fight for Russia in a deal with the infamous Russian Wagner Group.

According to a report published by Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the Russian mercenary group run by ‘Putin’s chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin, has persuaded the Iranian regime’s Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, to participate in the Russian war against Ukraine.

Al-Hadath TV, indicated in a report published on Friday (March 25) that a meeting took place on March 12 between the leader of Hezbollah’s security division, Naji Hassan Al-Shartouni, and one of the senior officials from the Wagner Group, Alexander Kuznetsov, at the Russian Hmeimim base in Latakia.

The meeting resulted in a decision to enlist 800 Hezbollah members to fight in Ukraine alongside Russian forces, to participate in urban warfare in Kyiv, in exchange for concluding a deal to purchase weapons from Almaz-Antey, Russia’s largest arms manufacturer, mediated by the Wagner Group.

The report added that two days after the meeting, the party's Liaison and Coordination Committee opened a mobilization office in Al-Qusayr in Syria’s Homs governorate to register the names of the members.

The report stated that the next step in this deal will be an expansion of these recruitment activities, with Hezbollah opening three additional recruitment offices in Aleppo, Yabroud and Sayeda Zeinab for fighters for Ukraine, also extend its effects to Beirut, where it is scheduled to open an office in the southern suburbs to register party members wishing to fight in Ukraine.

In addition, it revealed that 200 Hezbollah fighters will arrive in Ukraine on March 29 to fight with Russia, explaining that the fighters will be transferred from Damascus airport to the Belarusian Gomel airport, and from there to Ukraine.

An office in Al-Qusayr has already reportedly been established to register the names of Hezbollah members wishing to fight in Ukraine, with Hezbollah official Asaad Hamiya supervising the Al Qusair office.