Last week Wagner chief accused Moscow of not supplying ammunition and weapons to his forces and lost more than 120 of his troops in a bloody battle in one day.
Yevgeny Prigozhin blasted military chiefs in Moscow over a “shell shortage” and accused them of not supplying “ammunition and weapons” in the city of Bakhmut.
Spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Cherevaty said Prigozhin biggest problem is that he is losing so many of his troops and he is finding it impossible to replenish the mercenaries.
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The spokesman said that Wagner are using more than 25,000 shells each day in Bakhmut and Lyman-Kupiansk directions, against Ukrainian forces.
Cherevaty said, “There is no shell hunger. This is absolutely not true. Maybe they slightly reduced their ‘soldering’ of shells, but there are more than enough shells to fire at our positions.”
He added, “The main reason for Prigozhin’s statements is that he took on military obligations and is not able to fulfil them, including the capture of Bakhmut.
“And he comes up with this nonsense about shell hunger, although in fact his main problem is the constant destruction of personnel by our military and the inability to replenish them.”
Cherevaty said that Russian forces are still trying capture Bakhmut, he said, “Some 29 clashes occurred during these days in the direction.
“Some 415 times the enemy struck from cannon and rocket artillery at our positions, six air raids took place.”
On that day of the bloody battle 124 Russian troops were killed and 164 were injured.