Prigozhin threatens of Wagner withdrawal from Bakhmut if his forces don’t receive the necessary ammunition
The head of the Russian Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, threatened to withdraw part of the company’s militants from the Bakhmut front, in the event that the Russian army didn’t deliver the necessary ammunition.
Prigozhin said in an interview with Russian journalist Semyon Begov, on Saturday, that Wagner’s fighters imposed control over most of the city of Bakhmut, indicating that they had a shortage of ammunition.
He pointed out that the Russian army’s depots are full of ammunition, adding that the current situation heralds the demise of Wagner shortly after.
Prigozhin explained that the company requested 4,000 ammunition, although the clashes require 80,000 ammunition per day.
He emphasized that the Ukrainian army is constantly sending reinforcements to the Bakhmut front, while the Wagner militants have been cut off from ammunition.
He added that he had sent a letter to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, informing him of the problem of ammunition shortages.