A helicopter carrying mercenaries of the Russian PMC Wagner crashed near Sukna in Libya.

General Abdulhadi Dyrakh, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command in Sirte and Jufra, told reporters this.

According to him, the helicopter crashed on Wednesday at 08.00 local time (09.00 Moscow time) near the military base of Al-Jufra.

Ammunition on board the aircraft exploded on impact.

Dyrakh did not give details of the incident.