THE boss of Wagner Group has branded Putin defence chiefs “scum” who get fats in places of work whereas leaving his mercenary troops to die with out ammunition.
Yevgeny Prigozhin additionally vowed to withdraw his forces from the Ukrainian metropolis of Bakhmut.
In a video rant launched on-line, he shines a torch on corpses and says: “Pay attention b*****s! These are somebody’s fathers, somebody’s sons.
“These f***s who usually are not giving us ammunition shall be consuming their guts in hell.”
Addressing Russia defence minister Sergei Shoigu and armed forces commander Basic Valery Gerasimov, he raged: “The place’s the ammunition?
“They got here right here as volunteers and die so that you can fatten yourselves in your mahogany places of work.”
Prigozhin was referred to as Putin’s chef after his catering agency was contracted to provide meals to the Kremlin.
However the pair have fallen out and Prigozhin has missed a sequence of deadlines to seize Bakhmut.
About 20,000 Russians, together with the Wagner guns-for-hire, have been killed or maimed within the metropolis.
Prigozhin recruited his males from prisons and promised them their freedom in the event that they survived six months on the entrance.
Ukraine warned his video rants could possibly be a trick as Wagner fighters had been withdrawing from different components of the entrance and concentrating on bomb-blitzed Bakhmut.
Kyiv’s deputy defence minister Hanna Maliar stated Russia was desperately making an attempt to grab it by Could 9.
It comes as each side put together for main offensives to interrupt the stalemate.
A Kremlin stooge in occupied Zaporizhzhia province in japanese Ukraine stated civilians had been being evacuated amid fears of a push.
Britain’s Defence Intelligence company stated drone strikes on gas depots and provide trains had hamstrung Russia.
US officers stated Russia has misplaced 100,000 troopers prior to now six months with 20,000 killed – principally round Bakhmut.
Vlad lover ‘topped’
By Nick Parker
VLADIMIR Putin is to stage his personal coronation — by giving his lover a crown when she turns 40 subsequent week, a report claims.
The Russian tyrant, 70, has by no means publicly acknowledged his relationship with former champion gymnast Alina Kabaeva, stated to have not less than two kids with him.
However he’ll current Alina with a gold and platinum tsarina’s crown studded with 40 massive diamonds on Could 12, studies Telegram channel Basic SVR.