Yevgeni Prigozhin, the boss of the Wagner Group, who started to fear the big offensive to be launched by the Ukrainian army, gave Putin an ultimatum! Prigozhin’s threat to withdraw his fighters from Bakhmut was the signal for a military revolt! Former Russian commander Igor Girkin warned Putin!
Faced with an unexpected defense on Ukrainian territory, Russian leader Putin relied on his close friend Yevgeni Prigozhin on many fronts due to the insufficiency of his army. Prigozhin’s Wagner Group fighters played a major role in the fighting in Bakhmut. The Wagner Group, desperate as a result of the Ukrainian army’s operations against ammunition depots, suffered many casualties in the city! Prigozhin, the boss of the Wagner Group, whose ammunition problem increased day by day, finally opened the flag of rebellion! Prigozhin, who has been arguing with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shouigu for a long time, gave an ultimatum to the Kremlin administration! Prigozhin said that the Wagner Group fighters must be supplied with ammunition within 24 hours, otherwise, they will withdraw from Bakhmut! This was the first flare of the military revolt against Putin!
Former Russian commander Igor Girkin said that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s threat to withdraw his troops from Bakhmut could be the beginning of a “military revolt”. Warning Putin about this, Girkin wrote on his social media account, “The front without the consent of the high command is a military rebellion and nothing else”.
He also said that Prigozhin’s withdrawal of troops could lead to “catastrophic consequences” for Russia ahead of Ukraine’s expected counter-offensive this spring.
Girkin said it was “urgently necessary” to dismiss Prigozhin, who had spoken extremely badly about both the Russian command and the Russian army as a whole.
Wagner Group boss Prigozhin, who has previously called on Putin to end the war in Ukraine, is known to be close to the Russian opposition party. According to allegations, Prigozhin is eager to become defense minister. Prigozhin, who expects Russia to fail in Ukraine, expects to play a role in Russian politics after Putin!
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