The UK Ministry of Defence believes that many veterans of the Wagner mercenary force might consider former commander Andrei Troshev, who met with Vladimir Putin, to be a "traitor." The ministry's intelligence update also indicated that Moscow plans to use the mercenary force, potentially in the global south, but with increased oversight from the Kremlin. Furthermore, Russian authorities have released footage of Putin meeting Troshev and assigning him the task of overseeing and establishing new "volunteer fighting units," with Deputy Defence Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov also present at the meeting.
It appears that the Russian government is taking steps to reorganize and potentially expand the Wagner mercenary force under the guidance of Putin and his administration. The UK Ministry of Defence seems to view this development with concern, particularly in terms of the implications for the activities of the Wagner Group and its former members.