A former British General has warned that Ukraine must watch there “flank very carefully” because now Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is in Belarus he could launched a “renewed attack” at Kyiv as was seen on 24 February, 2022.
General Lord Richard Dannatt, the former British Army chief of general staff warned “The fact that he’s gone to Belarus is a matter of some concern” because Minsk is closely aligned with Russia which is a “concern.”
He warned that it is still “quite possible” Moscow could still use Wagner to try and take Kyiv again as they are battle-hardened and effective.
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Lord Dannatt warned, “Apparently he’s left the stage to go to Belarus but is that the end of Prigozhin and the Wagner Group?
“The fact that he’s gone to Belarus is I think a matter of some concern.
“What we don’t know, what we will discover in the next hours and days is… how many of his fighters have actually gone with him.
“If he has gone to Belarus and has kept an effective fighting force around him, he then presents a threat again to the Ukrainian flank closest to Kyiv which is where all this began on February 24 last year.”
He added, “Although it would appear that this matter is closed I think it is far from closed and the aftershocks will reverberate for quite some time.
“They (Ukraine) need to watch that flank very carefully and make sure they have got some manoeuvre units such that they could repel a renewed attack from the direction of Belarus.”