BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: The privately-owned Russian soldier-for-hire group often known as the Wagner Group as soon as operated within the shadows however up to now 12 months, it has develop into an necessary a part of Russia’s warfare machine in Ukraine. The group’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is a trusted Kremlin ally however current feedback criticizing Russian protection ministry officers are elevating questions on simply how a lot affect the group and it’s proprietor, truly wield.
Russia’s warfare in Ukraine has added to the notoriety and mystique of this personal army firm (PMC). Just lately, although, long-simmering tensions between Wagner and Russia’s mainline army have erupted into the open. In an audio message revealed by his personal press service, Prigozhin took Russian army officers to process for withholding weapons and ammunition that he says are desperately wanted by Wagner forces on the battlefield.
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