Prigozhin: Defense Ministry will send Wagner Group ammunition to continue fighting in Bakhmut
Russia’s Defense Ministry has promised to provide Wagner Group as much ammunition and weaponry “as necessary to continue combat,” says Wagner head Evgeny Prigozhin. The catering tycoon’s press service published his response:
Evgeny Prigozhin, whose Wagner Group mercenary fighters have been the main Russian troops in the battle for Bakhmut, has conducted a months-long, public conflict with Russia’s Defense Ministry about ammunition. On May 5, Prigozhin posted a video in which he browbeat high-ranking members of the Defense Ministry while standing in front of the bodies of recently killed Wagner fighters. The following day, he announced that Wagner Group would leave Bakhmut on May 10, transferring its positions to the Chechen Akhmat battalion.