Wagner boss says he was told to stay in Bakmut


Story: Evgeny Prigozhin said for the second time within days that his troops would leave Bakhmut if they did not receive the necessary ammunition for the battle.

He announced his latest tirade with an audio message laced with profanity as Russia celebrates the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with a traditional parade on Moscow’s Red Square. was delivered.

“Yesterday, a combat order was issued that clearly stated that leaving the (Bahmut) position would be considered treason against the motherland. That was the message for us,” Prigozin said.

“(But) if we don’t have ammunition, then we will be the ones who will leave and ask who is really betraying the Motherland. Clearly, it is the person who signed it (betraying the Motherland) ammunition. ).”

His unit will stay in Bahmut and continue to insist on getting ammunition for “a few more days,” he said.

Prigogine has previously accused the Ministry of Defense of deliberately depleting its military’s ammunition. The ministry said it is working to ensure all battlefield units have what they need.