Contents tagged with Prigozhin

  • After unsuccessful rebellion Prigozhin loses all his investments in Syria

    "There are no more Wagner fighters in Syria," anonymous sources in the Syrian government told Russian news agency Russia Today. According to them, all Wagner activities have also been terminated in Syria.

    Syrian officials claim that now in the territories controlled by Damascus, only large Russian state-owned companies and units of the Russian regular army operate. Their main base is at the Khmeimim airport. Russia Today notes that Russian investigators interrogated the military in Khmeimim, …

  • After Prigozhin’s rebellion, Kremlin decides to arm Russia’s National Guard with tanks and heavy weapons

    The Russian internal troops, the National Guard, will receive heavy weapons, including tanks, said the Director of the Russian National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, at a press conference after Vladimir Putin's speech on the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin. According to Zolotov, this has already been "discussed with the president."

    Talking to reporters, Zolotov said that the soldiers of the National Guard worked competently during an attempted armed rebellion over the weekend. To prevent bloodshed, …

  • Panic in Kremlin as Prigozhin’s private army moving towards Moscow

    After camps of the Wagner PMC came under missile strikes and the enraged leader of the mercenary army announced that its force numbering 25 thousand people was going to Moscow, panic began in Moscow and in all Russian southern regions.

    Earlier, the host of the Russian First Channel, Ekaterina Andreeva, went on the air with an emergency news release. She called the video showing "the consequences of a strike on the camps of the Wagner PMC” fake and read out statements by the Russian Ministry of …

  • Kremlin opens criminal case against Prigozhin for inciting rebellion

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the founder of the Russian PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, after he announced a "march of justice" against the "evil that the Russian military leadership represents”, reports Russian media, citing the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.

    According to the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee, Prigozhin’s claims are groundless.

    "In connection with these statements, the FSB of Russia opened a criminal …

  • Prigozhin accuses Russian Defense Ministry of carrying out missile strikes on Wagner PMC camps in Ukraine

    The Wagner PMC camps, set up in the occupied Ukrainian territory, came under missile strikes, which caused many casualties and significant material damage. According to the surviving mercenaries, they were attacked from the rear, that is, the blow was inflicted by the regula units of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    The attack on the Wagner positions by Russia's regular military units was also confirmed by the owner of this private army of mercenaries, Russian billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin. …

  • Prigozhin lashes out at Russian military leadership, says invasion of Ukraine should not have happened

    The press service of the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, published a part of his monologue on Telegram. The head of the mercenaries again sharply criticized the Russian military leadership and made several statements, that do not coincide with the official Russian position regarding the causes and course of the war in Ukraine.

    Prigozhin said that Ukraine was not going to attack Russia: "Now the [Russian] Ministry of Defense is trying to deceive the public, trying to deceive the …

  • Prigozhin: Wagner mercenaries are not going to sign any contracts with Russian Defense Ministry

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the Russian government should provide its fighters with all social benefits without them having to sign any contracts with the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Earlier, Vladimir Putin said that PMC mercenaries should conclude contracts with the Russian Defense Ministry. Prigozhin nevertheless reiterated his previous statements that such contracts would not be possible.

    "The government should participate in social guarantees for veterans, …

  • Wagner PMC owner Prigozhin warns of imminent uprising in Russia

    The head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, predicts an apocalyptic scenario for Russia. He believes that the country is on the verge of a grandiose popular uprising.

    Prigozhin warns that the revolution in the Russian Federation will begin with the revolt of the military, who was sent to a certain death. According to Prigozhin, anger in the ranks of Russian soldiers and their families is growing very rapidly.

    "The system is designed in such a way that there is some clown in the …

  • Kyiv denies Prigozhin’s claims that Wagner mercenaries are in full control of Bakhmut

    In a video published by his press service, the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that his units had established full control of Bakhmut.

    Prigozhin  said that the Wagner PMC completely controls the city. Prigozhin made several claims before about completely capturing Bakhmut.

    In his address, Prigozhin noted that the "Bakhmut meat grinder" lasted 224 days. According to him, the Ukrainian city was taken under control exclusively by the forces of his private army, without the help, …

  • Russian Defense Ministry claims Russian troops moved to more favorable positions near Bakhmut, Prigozhin says they simply fled

    The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the retreat of the Russian army from positions near Bakhmut. According to the ministry’s spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, "in order to increase the stability of the defense lines, the units of the Southern group of Russian troops moved to the new positions, taking into account the favorable conditions of the Berkhivske Reservoir" to the north of the city.

    "All attacks by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been repelled. Attempts to break the defense …