The head of PMC "Wagner" Yevgeny Prigozhin continues to undermine the regime of Vladimir Putin, criticizing the bureaucratic machine in the Russian Federation.
This is reported by analysts of the American Institute for the Study of War in the ISW report.
The criticism is most likely due to the fact that Prigozhin was offended that the "capture" of Bakhmut by his mercenaries was not noted.
Prigozhin complained to the journalist that Russian media banned references to PMC Wagner, saying that unnamed Russian bureaucrats would only benefit from such censorship for months before the Russian people began to hate bureaucrats. He also noticeably shifted the discussion from talking about unnamed Russian officials to speaking directly to one person.
Prigozhin's attacks on Putin and the Russian Defense Ministry — combined with his boasting of Wagner accomplishments — may indicate that Prigozhin is disappointed that he did not receive the promised compensation for his "victory" in the battle for Bakhmut.
Earlier, Russian terrorist and war criminal Igor Girkin (Strelkov) hinted at the possibility of a coup d'état and civil war in Russia by the end of this summer. According to Girkin, Prigogine actually declared war on part of the military and state nomenclature of Russia.
- Girkin is not happy about the "capture" of Bakhmut and predicts a successful counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
- "We can't even keep the Kremlin": terrorist Girkin made a sad forecast for the occupiers
- "Fewer people died in Afghanistan than in Bakhmut" – Prigozhin on Russian losses