Putin’s dueling infantry apparently kill each other


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in the meantime ukrainian army Succeeded in expelling the Russian army from the territory one after another, Infantry of Vladimir Putin They are clearly pointing their weapons at each other as the Russian leader’s “special military operations” continue to fall apart in spectacular fashion at the seams.

The Kremlin sent mercenaries from the Wagner Group to gain an advantage on the battlefield. prisoner— reportedly backfired as private military forces butted heads with the Russian military.

A Wagner fighter shot dead a Russian lieutenant colonel as a result of the escalating conflict. A deadly episode of “friendly fire” that the Kremlin is said to be sweeping under the rug, according to human rights groups. Gulagu.net.

“They are trying to cover up the incident and prevent publicity, and this is not the first emergency of its kind.

The incident was also reported on two other Russian Telegram channels, but provided no details about when and where the shooting allegedly took place.

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The recent infighting between the Russian armed forces is not limited to shooting incidents.

Earlier this week, a large-scale brawl broke out between newly recruited Russian troops and contract soldiers at a military base outside Moscow. bazaar report. About 20 contract soldiers were said to have been rescued after being beaten by the draftsmen, locked in another room, and called the police for help. Fighting broke out after some contract soldiers reportedly demanded that newly arrived conscripts hand over their mobile phones and equipment.

The turmoil seen among the military has also been visible in Russia’s broader information space, with pro-Kremlin military bloggers becoming increasingly outspoken in their criticism of the military’s high command, criticizing Putin’s Radical allies openly mock those responsible for the war.

“The controversy over poorly executed partial mobilization, coupled with Russia’s grave defeats in the Kharkov province and around Lyman, has intensified infighting among pro-Putin Russian nationalist factions, leading to Putin’s core support. It’s creating new rifts between the voices that speak to the strata,” War Studies wrote in an assessment Tuesday.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is one of the most vocal critics of the recent Russian Defense Ministry approach. announced On Wednesday, the “kind and beloved” Putin “privately” informed him of his promotion to three-star general. Some might see this as a signal that the Russian president is taking the side of hardliners like Kadyrov over his own defense. official.

Wagner Group puppeteer Evgeny Prigozhin has also appeared in the camp, echoing Kadyrov’s dissatisfaction with the Russian army after its humiliating withdrawal from Lyman over the weekend.

Sources close to the Kremlin Said Russian leader Medusa considers both Wagner’s mercenaries and Chechen battalions to be ‘effective’ in war, so reluctant to accuse them of telling shit about military command is.

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“Putin is now in a dilemma. He desperately needs Kadyrov’s Chechen army and Prigozhin’s Wagner Group mercenaries to fight in Ukraine, so he risks alienating the Kadyrov-Prigzhin camp. Nor can we deprive the Ministry of Defense of its authority to provide the overwhelming majority of Russia’s military forces in Ukraine and to carry out mobilization orders and provide the necessary institutional basis for the continuation of the war.” writes the ISW.

After a series of devastating battlefield losses, Putin is now “interested in alternative methods of warfare” and interested in those who provide them, a source tells Medusa. rice field.

The highly public discord between war groups close to Putin has caused a clear crack in the Russian president’s war machine, even as the Ukrainian military mounts a staggering counterattack to retake land in the country. President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as of Tuesday evening, Ukraine had regained eight new villages in the Kherson region and several others in Kharkov, Luhansk and Donetsk.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked on Wednesday to explain how Russia can claim territories from which its troops have withdrawn. offer Unconvincing Answer: “There is no contradiction in this. [The territories] With Russia forever, they will be returned. ”

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