The leader of the mercenaries is “squeezed” from four sides, the sociologist believes.
Most likely, the leader of the Russian private military company Wagner, also known as the “cook” of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is physically unable to leave the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk region.
Prigozhin found himself in a trap – the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in front, accomplices of the leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov are behind, and Russian invaders are on the sides, said sociologist and journalist Igor Yakovenko. According to the expert, if Prigozhin breaks through with fights, then he will “simply be destroyed.”
“Physically, this departure (the leader of the PMC from Bakhmut – Ed.), most likely, is simply impossible, because Kadyrov is already standing behind with detachments, on the sides are Shoigu (Russian Minister of Defense – Ed.) With Gerasimov (Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces – Ed.), which, in general, will not let him go especially … That is, relatively speaking, he really fell into a trap when the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in front, Kadyrov is behind, and the armed forces of the Ministry of Defense are on the sides, “the expert believes.
Fights for Bakhmut – today it is worth knowing
The Wagnerites, together with regular Russian military personnel, have been trying to completely take Bakhmut under control for more than a month and are suffering huge losses. Yevgeny Prigozhin complained about the losses and the lack of shells, and also threatened to withdraw the Wagner PMC from Bakhmut.
Putin’s “cook” has repeatedly “run into” the Russian military command. RosSMI reported that he had crossed “red lines” and was acting “not in a common team and not in common interests.”
Igor Yakovenko said that Ramzan Kadyrov was appointed the new “watchman” for Prigozhin on Ukrainian territory.