A shadowy private military contractor with links to the Kremlin is operating in Ukraine in a conflict that is increasingly becoming a proxy for tensions between Russia and the West. Reports suggest that the Wagner Group, led by close ally to Russian president Vladimir Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is unlike anything seen before in the Ukrainian conflict. This worrying revelation has caused alarm amongst citizens and European diplomats as the mysterious contractor raises questions about Russia’s influence in the region.