“Putin’s chef” in trouble. Shoigu and Gerasimo’s Revenge

  • “The conflict between the Ministry of Defense and Yevgeny Prigozhin, who financed the Wagner Group, reached its peak in the context of the Bagmud War” – ISW assesses
  • As ISW reminds us, the Ministry of Defense cut off the Wagner group’s ability to recruit additional forces through prisoner recruitment and had limited access to ammunition, which Prigozhin publicly complained about.
  • The actions of Shoigu and Gerasimov may be revenge for the confrontation Prigozhin started last May when he managed to gain Putin’s support.
  • Putin, a risk-averse player, may have decided to reduce the threat by strengthening the Defense Ministry, according to the think tank.
  • Similar threads can be found on Onet’s main page

The conflict between the Ministry of Defense and Yevgeny Prigozhin, who finances the Wagner Group, has reached its climax. In the context of the Battle of Pakmut“in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, the US think tank writes in a recent report.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and General of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov wanted to remove the Wagner group’s forces (both trained mercenaries and prisoners) in Bagmut in order to weaken Prigozhin and thwart his ambitions to increase his influence. The Kremlin.

As ISW reminds us, the Ministry of Defense cut off the additional forces of the Wagner Group by recruiting prisoners and having limited access to ammunition, which Prigozhin publicly complained about. He also alleged that the army authorities had deliberately allowed Wagner Group’s forces to be destroyed in Bagmutil raids and street fighting in order to spare regular troops.

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