Wagner group boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Sunday that Russia has promised to give them more ammunition as needed to continue fighting in Bakhmut.
This as videos released by Russia’s Defense Ministry showed minister Sergei Shoigu inspecting armored vehicles which are ready to be sent to the Ukraine frontline.
Russia’s Wagner Group claimed that Moscow had promised enough ammunition and weapons for its mercenaries to continue their assault on Bakhmut a few days after it published an expletive-laden video threatening to withdraw from the city on May 10, 2023.
“They promise to give us as much ammunition and weapons as needed to continue further actions, they swear that everything needed will be put up on our flank, which is necessary for the enemy to not be able to cut us off,” Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin said.
Prigozhin had on Friday recorded an insult laden statement to Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu and Chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, blaming them for a “70 percent shortage of ammunition” on the battlefield in Ukraine and for the deaths of Russian soldiers.
Prigozhin had said that the Wagner group is on target to take over Bakhmut on May 9, 2023, which is a day, Russia planned as victory day for national celebration and World War Two commemoration.