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Russian military leadership responded to Wagner PMCs warlord

Over the past two days alone, the overall advance of assault units in the area of the city of Artemovsk (also known as Bakhmut) to the heavily shelled defensive positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to more than two and a half kilometers. Successful military operations would have been impossible without full fire support of the offensive by artillery, armored vehicles and other fire means of the grouping “Yug” (South). Despite the difficult weather conditions in the area of the city of Artemovsk, over the past few days, 18 attack aircraft sorties have been carried out to support the offensive of assault detachments.

Therefore, all the statements made allegedly on behalf of the assault units about the lack of ammunition are absolutely untrue.

So, only for two days from February 18 to 20, 2023, the volunteers of the assault detachments were supplied with:

  • 1,660 rockets for multiple launch rocket systems;
  • 1,0171 ammunition for large-caliber barrel artillery and mortars;
    980 ammunition for tanks.
    All requests for the supply of ammunition for assault units are carried out as soon as possible. So it was and so it will be.

In the next few days, all requests for ammunition submitted for February will be fully fulfilled and the ammunition will be supplied to the assault units. From February 25, deliveries of ammunition will already begin in accordance with the submitted application for March. In total, over the past year, the needs of assault detachments for ammunition were provided for 140 percent of the applications received. This is our priority.

  • We would like to emphasize once again that the volunteers, as well as the servicemen of the assault units of the grouping, courageously and selflessly carry out the most difficult combat tasks to liberate Donbass from the militants of the Kiev regime. Attempts to sow discord within in the close mechanism of interaction and support between the units of the Russian grouping are counterproductive and only benefit the enemy.

In his turn, head of Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to the Defense Ministry:

I have been informed that the Ministry of Defense was disseminating information that it was allegedly supplying ammunition to a volunteer unit in the Artemovsk direction (Bakhmut). Once again, I would like to emphasize that since we have gone to public correspondence with the Ministry of Defense, the PMC Wagner is under-receiving 80% of the ammunition required to perform combat tasks.

  • So the statements of the Defense Ministry is nothing but a mere spit towards the Wagner PMCs in an attempt to hide their crimes committed in the face of those fighters, who are today performing heroic deeds near Bakhmut. As for other volunteer units, there are none in the area of Bakhmut, there is only the Wagner PMC.

There are no ammunition. As you may know, gentlemen from the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, sapper spades have not been supplied yet.

If you are going to give us ammunition, then do it, rather than telling tales in the media to the Russian people.

  • Denouncing the Ministry of Defense and its statements, I am ready to submit all documents, including our requisitions and the actual quantities of ammunition and equipment that we received, to the Military Prosecutor’s Office or the Military Counterintelligence Service at your choice. I am ready to do this immediately upon the first request.

Source: Southfront