The founder of the Russian mercenary organization Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said his troops tightening the rope in the city of Bahamutin eastern Ukraine, do not have enough ammunition and stressed that if they are forced to retreat, the entire front will collapse.
“If Wagner withdraw from Bahamut now, the whole front will collapse,” Prigozhin pointed out in a video released over the weekend via Telegram. “The situation will not be good for any military unit that protects Russia’s interests,” he added.
On Friday the founder of the mercenary group had pointed out that its men have “essentially surrounded Bakhmut”, where fighting has been intense for the past week as Russian forces attack the city from almost all sides.
But yesterday, Sunday, himself complained that Wagner has not received the ammunition promised to her by Moscow in February.
“At the moment we are trying to understand the reason: it is simple bureaucracy or treason,” Prigozhin said, as reported by Reuters and the Athens News Agency.
The leader of the mercenary organization he often criticizes the heads of the Russian military. In February he accused Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu of “treason” for depriving Wagner of ammunition.
In a nearly four-minute video posted Saturday on the Wagner Orchestra Telegram channel, Prigozhin said his forces are worried Moscow wants to present them as scapegoats should Russia lose the war.
“If we retreat, we will go down in history forever as the people who took the main step towards defeat,” he had noted.
Source: News Beast
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