Sheet express (UK) reported on 30 August that Mr Anton Yelizarov had been chosen to take control of Wagner Group following the death of former leader Yevgeny Prigozhin. This former Russian paratrooper officer would serve as Wagner’s unofficial leader during this period.
On August 30, Mr. Anton Yelizarov issued a statement on Telegram confirming his position as head of the Wagner Group.
before that avia-pro.net It also said that Mr. Anton Elizarov could become the new head of the private military company Wagner.
Commander Anton Yelizarov, known by the nickname “Lotus”. Photo: Express
Mr Anton Yelizarov, 42 years old, was a senior commander and one of the key figures in Wagner’s structure. Before joining this mercenary group in 2016, Mr. Yelizarov served in the Russian Armed Forces.
From 2022, he participated in special military operations in Ukraine, responsible for the combat assignment and training of Wagner members. Previously, he took part in military operations in Syria, Central African Republic, Libya and Belarus as a commander in Wagner.
Mr Anton Yelizarov is believed to have taken part in some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict in Ukraine and played a leading role in the campaign to attack the strategic town of Soldar – a key point of conflict in Ukraine. Donbass lasted for 5 months.
Mr. Anton Elizarov, who is said to be the successor to tycoon Wagner. Photo: Avia-Pro
Sheet Sun Anton Elizarov said the mercenary group was once praised as “knightly” and that he was very loyal to Mr. Prigozhin. An informed source said that Mr Anton Yelizarov had great confidence in boss Prigozhin and that leader Wagner had called him “Soldier’s conqueror”.
In an interview with Telegram channel gray zone Earlier this year, Mr. Anton Yelizarov confirmed his loyalty to the Wagner Group. He emphasized: “The Wagner in me is not just a structure of brotherly unity. It is absolutely an ideology. We cannot be divided, all decisions are made jointly on the orders of the council.”
Page avia-pro.net Commented that once the information that Anton Elizarov became boss Prigozhin’s successor is confirmed, the activities of the Wagner forces will enter a new phase.
First, the new leader may modify the company’s strategy and tactics, affecting the nature of the company’s operations. Second, a change in leadership always affects the corporate environment, and in this case it can lead to consolidation or, conversely, organizational discord.