Wagner chief says Moscow promised more ammunition after Bakhmut pull-out threat

AFP , Sunday 7 May 2023

Russian paramilitary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said Sunday he had received "a promise" of more ammunition from the Russian army, after he threatened to pull his frontline Wagner troops out of Bakhmut.

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In this handout image taken from a video released by Prigozhin Press Service on Friday, May 5, 2023, head of Wagner Group Yevgeny Prigozhin reads his statement standing in front of his troops in an unknown location. AP


"They promised to give us all the ammunition and armaments we need to continue the operations," said Prigozhin, following his scathing attack on military chiefs over the situation in Bakhmut, the epicentre of Ukraine's fight against Moscow's forces.

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