BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: The privately-owned Russian soldier-for-hire group generally known as the Wagner Group as soon as operated within the shadows however up to now 12 months, it has grow to be an necessary a part of Russia’s conflict machine in Ukraine. The group’s chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is a trusted Kremlin ally however latest feedback criticizing Russian protection ministry officers are elevating questions on simply how a lot affect the group and it’s proprietor, really wield.
Russia’s conflict in Ukraine has added to the notoriety and mystique of this personal army firm (PMC). Not too long ago, although, long-simmering tensions between Wagner and Russia’s mainline army have erupted into the open. In an audio message printed by his personal press service, Prigozhin took Russian army officers to activity for withholding weapons and ammunition that he says are desperately wanted by Wagner forces on the battlefield.
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