Briefing on the work of the repair brigade from the Russian Federation in Libya

September 12, 2019
Damaged LNA tank in the Al Hira area of southwestern Tripoli on April 23, 2019 (Reuters)

This is part of a tranche of internal communications from deep inside infamous caterer turned troll farmer and mercenary backer Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Libya operation, always referred to simply as “the Company.” These files were originally obtained by the Dossier Centre,  a London-based investigative team funded by former Russian oligarch and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Please see our summary in The Daily Beast.

Translator’s note: This document was written on March 12, 2019 by Valery Chekalov, who is named in company filings as the director of a St Petersburg based company called Neva, which is the sole owner of another firm called Evro Polis. Evro Polis is a front organisation for the Wagner operation, and, according to the independent Fontanka newspaper, which has led investigations into Prigozhin’s activities since 2013, signed a memorandum in 2017 with the Syrian regime to “liberate” oil and gas facilities in that country by force in exchange for a quarter of the output, under the auspices of the Russian Energy Ministry. Another firm owned and directed by Chekalov, Kollektiv Servis, shares a phone number with several businesses owned by Prigozhin. Interestingly the metadata also contains the word “FAUGI” in the “company” field. FAUGI is the Russian initialism for the Federal Agency for State Property.


During the period from the 17th of October to the present day, a repair brigade of specialists from the Russian Federation made up of 23 people has conducted inspections, damage assessments and restoration of armoured vehicles and hardware as detailed below:

All the repaired hardware was transferred to the Libyan side under handover protocols and is being used as intended.


In addition spare parts for the T-55, BMP-1 and 2S1 were purchased and delivered for a total of 6,712,796 rubles, as well as radiators for the T-55, T-72 and BMP-1 for a total of 12,125,000 rubles