Report on the meeting with the Doctor. 03/04/2019

By Pierre Vaux

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 April 4, 2019. The metadata contains the name of Aleksandr Prokofyev, an employee of the Prigozhin-linked Fund for the Defense of National Values. Prokofyev has confirmed to The Project that he was indeed in Libya but denies involvement in political activities. He returned to Russia days before two of his Russian colleagues were arrested in Tripoli.

The meeting took place at a house in the village of Zintan. It lasted around two hours.

The atmosphere of the meeting.

There was a television on in the room in which the meeting took place, showing the news on Haftar. Saif kept turning away from the main conversation to this news. He became very anxious when they showed the advance of the column towards Tripoli.

Self-perception as a candidate.

His behaviour shows clear signs of narcissism. He is convinced that as soon as he goes public the majority of the people will support him at once, and that Haftar’s people will come over to his side. But he has no understanding of the fact that these people already have positions in Haftar’s army, means for supporting their families etc. He can’t conceive anything approximating the real situation.

In contrast to his supports, who see the Muslim Brotherhood as their main threat, he considers Haftar to be the biggest threat.

Presentation of the strategy.

He agrees with the majority of the points. He did raise doubts about the party. In …read more

From:: The Interpreter – Institute of Modern Russia

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