Contents tagged with Prigozhin

  • Prigozhin lashes out at Russian Defense Minister for not providing ammunition and weapons to Wagner PMC

    A conflict is actively developing in the Russian military-political elite. The founder of the private military company the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, complains about the shortage of weapons and ammunition, and personally blames the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The conflict between Wagner mercenaries and the Russian military leadership has been brewing for more than a month, but up until now Prigozhin preferred that subordinates publicly complain about the problems.

    "The sh**t …

  • Prigozhin hints at the end of Wagner mission in Ukraine, accuses Putin's generals of failure at Bakhmut

    The Russian private military company the Wagner group, which has been taking active part in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, is going through a rough patch.

    Rumors about the likely withdrawal of the Wagner PMC from Ukraine were confirmed by the Wagner’s head, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

    Prigozhin made it clear that his mercenaries could not capture the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut. He accused the Russian Defense Ministry of impeding the operations of his PMC in Ukraine.

    "Advance is not going as fast …

  • Prigozhin claims to have stopped recruiting prisoners to Wagner PMC

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, claims that his private military company no longer recruits new mercenaries in Russian prisons. "The recruitment of prisoners to the Wagner PMC has been completely stopped. All obligations to those who are now working in our country are fulfilled," his press service said in response to a question from Live24. The latter, citing a "large number of prisoners," wrote that the recruitment of mercenaries in the colonies has not been conducted for …

  • Media: out of 50,000 Russian inmates recruited by Wagner PMC, only 10,000 remain on the front lines in Ukraine

    Out of the 50,000 Russian prisoners recruited by the Wagner private military company to participate in the war in Ukraine, only 10,000 remain on the front lines, the head of the charitable foundation "Russia Behind Bars" told the project My Russian Rights, reports Meduza.

    "According to our information, at the end of December, 42-43 thousand (prisoners) were recruited. Now, there are most likely already over 50 thousand. Of these, ten thousand are fighting on the front lines, because the rest …

  • Russian Defense Ministry does not confirm Prigozhin's claims abut full control over Soledar

    The spokesperson of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, did not say anything about the offensive on Bakhmut and Soledar during the traditional briefing on January 12.

    Konashenkov claimed that "successful offensive actions of Russian troops continued in the Donetsk direction." He did not mention what kind of "successes" the Russians achieved there, writes the Telegram channel Agentstvo Novosti.

    According to the map presented at the briefing, the town of Soledar was not under Russia’ …

  • General Lapin, who was accused by Kadyrov of surrendering Lyman, appointed Chief of the General Staff of Russian Ground Forces

    Colonel-General Alexander Lapin was appointed the new chief of the General Staff of the Russian Ground Forces, reported Russian media, citing sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to the news agency RBC, Lapin's appointment took place at the end of 2022. The Russian Ministry of Defense did not officially confirm this information. Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov also refused to comment on it. "There are open decrees, there are classified decrees. There are no such decrees …

  • First group of Wagner mercenaries complete their contract in Ukraine

    The Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that the first group of prisoners who were recruited into the private military company Wagner Group has completed their contract. They were cleared of all convictions. The owner of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin hismself came to congratulate them.

    "They have completed their contract with honor, with dignity," the founder of the PMC told a group of former prisoners who were going to return to their homeland "with a clear conscience".

    During his …

  • Putin’s associate Prigozhin admits interfering in U.S. elections

    Russian oligarch and founder of the private military company Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to the question of the website "Russia News" about Russia’s "attempts to intervene" in the U.S. elections, in particular, in the midterm elections to Congress, which are held on November 8.

    "I will answer you very subtly, delicately and, I apologize, I will allow a certain ambiguity," Prigozhin replied ironically and sarcastically on his VKontakte page of his company Concord. " Gentlemen, we have …

  • Russian Wagner PMC to open training centers in the Kursk and Belgorod regions

    The owner of the Wagner private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, announced the creation of training centers for militiamen in the Kursk and Belgorod regions, reports the Telegram channel "Prigozhin's Cap".

    According to channel, the militia should consist of residents of the region. At the same time, Prigozhin promises to finance the centers himself. "I don't need either the federal or the regional budget, I don't need anything," Prigozhin said.

    "If you are the owner of a small factory …

  • Putin’s friend Prigozhin claims inmates who joined his private military company have ‘balls of steel’

    The founder of the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, an oligarch and close associate of the Russian president, Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as "Putin's cook", is confident that the inmates who joined his private military company have "balls of steel " and are ready to fight amid any adversity.

    After Russia’s  full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Prigozhin, apparently having special powers, began to visit penal colonies and prisons and recruit convicts to join the Wagner Group and …