Wagner Group’s boss Yevgeni Prigozhin, who is very afraid of the big offensive to be launched by the Ukrainian army, said that Putin could not protect Russia. Prigozhin stated that if he withdrew his troops, the Ukrainian army would advance as far as Rostov.
Russian leader Putin, who faced an unexpected defense in Ukrainian territory, 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 a military revolt against Putin!
Prigozhin, who was rumored to be preparing a military coup d’état against Putin, gradually hardened his rhetoric against Russia! Prigozhin, who repeatedly said that Russia should end the war immediately, said that the Moscow administration could not protect Russia.
Prigozhin said that he received criticism that he would be accused of treason if he withdrew his troops. Prigozhin stated that if he had to withdraw his troops due to a lack of ammunition, the Kremlin administration would be accused of treason. Prigozhin said that the soldiers of the Wagner Group would continue to fight in Bakhmut during the Victory Day parade, adding that the Moscow administration would not be able to protect Russia if it withdrew its troops. Prigozhin stated that the Ukrainian army could reach as far as the Russian city of Rostov.
He said that if the Wagner troops leave their positions, “Ukrainians will come to Rostov”, the Russian oblast bordering Ukraine. Prigozhin said that Ukrainian forces were “tearing up the flanks” in the Bakhmut direction, regrouping in Zaporizhia, and that soon “a counter-offensive will begin”.