The same minister had communicated it about ten days ago, after a report by the Italian intelligence services. According to reports, his stock has not been increased. According to the newspaper "Il Foglio", which anticipated the news, the bounty would be about 15 million dollars.

Last Monday, Crosetto had declared: "the exponential increase in the migratory phenomenon that starts from the African coasts is also, to a considerable extent, part of a clear strategy of hybrid war that the Wagner division (mercenaries in the pay of Russia) is implementing, using its significant weight in some African countries".

The response of Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Wagner who also appealed to Crosetto with the heavy Russian insult "mudak": "Crosetto should look less in other directions and deal with his problems, which he probably failed to solve. We are not aware of what is happening with the migration crisis, we do not deal with it, we have a lot of our own problems to deal with."