The scandal-plagued mercenary group is set to get rebranded, Andrew Milburn has announced
FILE PHOTO. Ukrainian soldiers train with the Mozart Group near Donetsk, Russia. © AFP / Juan Barreto
The Mozart Group, a private military company that has been providing training for Ukrainian troops, is set to change its name, the group’s co-founder, Andrew Milburn, announced on Wednesday.
“Today was the last day for the Mozart Group. The Mozart Group ended today. The name and entity had become the subject of litigation and a distraction from our core mission: training Ukrainian soldiers and rescuing civilians. But, the mission and the people continue,” Milburn wrote in a social media post.
The retired Marine commander did not reveal the name of the rebranded group.
Founded by US citizens Andrew Milburn and Andrew Bain last March, the Mozart Group has been viewed by some as a Western response to the Wagner Group – the Russian private military company taking part in the ongoing hostilities between Moscow and Kiev. The group has been extremely ambiguous on its goals, insisting it has been doing only “humanitarian” work, but, at the same time, admitting it has been training Kiev’s forces to “kill Russians.”