Russian officers are “refusing to proceed with a senseless attack” to “storm” exceptionally “well defended” Ukrainian positions” in the east of Ukraine.
Senior Russian officers have staged mutiny by refusing to attack the Ukrainian town of Vugledar as they sustained very heavy losses in a tank battle where they lost 130 tanks and armoured fighting vehicles in their last offensive to take the town.
The Kyiv Post was told by Ukrainian military officers that an entire Russian brigade refused Moscow’s orders to attack the Ukrainian town of Vugledar.
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A military officer was quoted as saying, “The leaders of the brigade and senior officers are refusing to proceed with a new senseless attack as demanded by their unskilled commanders – to storm well-defended Ukrainian positions with little protection or preparation.”
The leader of the Wagner mercenary group Yevgeny Priogzohin, accused Russian forces of withholding ammunition from them then threatened Vladimir Putin with an ultimatum.
There are clear signs that a crisis could soon erupt inside the Kremlin after Prigozhin sending Putin an ultimatum send ammunition or the “frontline will collapse.”
He warned that if Russia fails to take Bakhmut due to an “ammunition shortage” then Ukrainian forces will take Crimea.
Prigozhin said. “I’m knocking on all doors and sounding the alarm about ammunition and reinforcements, as well as the need to cover our flanks.
“If everyone is coordinated, without ambition, screw-ups and tantrums, and carries out this work, then we will block the armed forces of Ukraine. If not, then everyone will be s*****d.”
Prigozhin added, “If Wagner retreats from Bakhmut now, the whole front will collapse.
“The situation will not be sweet for all military formations protecting Russian interests.”
The Wagner founder then accused Moscow’s top brass of trying to “set up” his forces to be a scapegoat for Russia’s defeat.
He added, “What if they want to set us up and say we are villains, and that’s why we aren’t given ammo and weapons and allowed to reinforce personnel, including convicts?
“Wagner is the cement. We are drawing the entire Ukrainian army on ourselves, breaking them and destroying them.”