Contents tagged with Prigozhin

  • Ukrainian troops advance several kilometers into Bakhmut destroying several units of Russian 72th Motorized Rifle Brigade

    The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed near Bakhmut several units of the  Russian 72nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, said the founder of the Azov regiment and the leader of the National Corps party, Andriy Biletsky.

    According to him, as a result of the offensive actions of the Ukrainian 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, units of the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Federation were routed. In fact, the 6th and 8th companies of this brigade were completely destroyed. …

  • Frustrated and enraged, Prigozhin lashes out again at Russian Defense Ministry

    The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, continues to make public his conflict with the Russian Defense Ministry, accusing the Russian military leadership of not providing enough ammunition for the assault on Bakhmut.

    In a new video published today, Prigozhin reads out the order of the Russian Defense Ministry, which says "clearly that the withdrawal of the Wagner fighters from their positions will be regarded as treason." At the same time, the document allegedly states that the Russian …

  • Prigozhin claims Wagner PMC was promised ammunition and reinforcements

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who threatened the Russian military leadership to withdraw his units from Bakhmut on May 10, due to an ammunition shortage, said today that he was promised ammunition and weapons.

    "They promise to give us ammunition and weapons as much as we need to continue further actions. They swear that they will put everything necessary on our flanks so that we are not cut off by the enemy. They gave us Surovikin as a person who will make all decisions …

  • Prigozhin asks Russian Defense Ministry to allow Wagner PMC to hand over positions in Bakhmut to Kadyrov fighters

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, asked Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu to give an order to hand over positions of the Wagner PMC in Bakhmut to the special unit of the Russian National Guard Akhmat (stationed in Chechnya). Prigozhin’s statement and a copy of the official request were published by Prigozhin's press service.

    Prigozhin also said that he decided to personally meet with Ramzan Kadyrov in order to begin the transfer of positions in Bakhmut.

    "I am already …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Prigozhin does not intend to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut

    Ukrainian intelligence believes that the founder of the Russian PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is not really going to withdraw his mercenaries from Bakhmut, as he said in a video message addressed to the Russian military leadership.

    "Prigozhin is not going to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut. He made these statements because he cannot fulfill another promise - to capture Bakhmut by May 9. Therefore, he is now trying to make someone guilty of this, because he understands that he can no …

  • Wagner PMC owner Prigozhin threatens to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if ammunition is not provided

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, gave the Russian Defense Ministry an ultimatum threatening to have his mercenaries withdrawn from Bakhmut if they are not supplied with ammunition.

    "I appeal to Sergey Shoygu (Russian Defense Minister) with a request to provide ammunition immediately. In case of refusal, I consider it necessary to bring to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief (Putin) information about the existing problem and the expediency of Wagner units being in the village of …

  • Wagner mercenaries confess to mass killings of Ukrainian civilians on Prigozhin’s orders

    The former commander of the Wagner PMC unit, a former convict from the penal colony 13 of the Saratov region, 42-year-old Azamat Uldarov (pardoned by Putin’s decree) told how he killed Ukrainian civilians following the orders of the Wagner founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin. An interview with the former Wagner mercenaries was published by human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin on the official channel of his organization on YouTube.

    "With this hand I killed children following the orders. …

  • Lithuania recognizes Russian PMC Wagner as a terrorist organization

    The Seimas of Lithuania unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the Russian Wagner Group as a terrorist organization. 117 MPs voted in favor of the resolution, according to the website of the Lithuanian parliament.

    "The private military company Wagner of the Russian Federation is a terrorist organization, and its mercenaries pose a threat to the security of the state and society," the document reads.

    The Seimas strongly condemned the use of any mercenary groups, such as Wagner, created …

  • Russian oligarch Igor Sechin agrees to sponsor Prigozhin’s Wagner PMC

    The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who has recently complained that the Russian Defense Ministry does “not like” him, has a new patron, a Russian oligarch, CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, writes the publication “We can explain”.

    The news outlet reports, citing an informed source, that Sechin and Prigozhin had an informal meeting, after which Sechin agreed to sponsor the Wagner Group from Rosneft’s budget.

    Prigozhin has long been in conflict with the Russian military leadership. In …

  • Wagner PMC founder Prigozhin concerned about Ukraine amassing troops around Bakhmut

    The founder of the Russian private military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces formed a military group to block his fighters near Bakhmut. 

    "In order to unblock Bakhmut, all is needed is to block the Wagner PMC. To do this, the Ukrainian Armed Forces created a number of groups: one group in Sloviansk - the 67th brigade, the second group in Siversk - the 81st and 66th brigades, another group in Chasiv Yar and one in Konstantinivka," he said, answering a …