Evgeny Prigozhin sent his prisoner army to Soledar and Bakhmut. However, the increase in the number of dead infidels indicates problems with the recruitment of Russian prisoners.
A journalist from a British publication visited the Krasnodar Territory, a cell of the Wagner PPK. The training ground for Prigozhin fighters is located in the village of Molkino.
Thousands of Wagnerites die in Ukraine
The video published by the publication shows that all the graves are in Molkino fresh – prisoners killed in Ukraine are buried here.
Not far from the cemetery there is a newly built chapel, in which the urns of cremated soldiers are kept. The territory allotted for burial is huge, so there is room for many more Russian invaders.
Cemetery in Molkino/Photo by Sky News
Most likely, the buried Wagnerites in Molkino were recruited prisoners. They were sent to Ukraine to act as cannon fodder and, as a result, they were buried in a Russian outback far from home.
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The publication claims that the chief of the army, Valery Gerasimov, was recruited instead of Sergei Surovikin as the head of transactions in Ukraine, partly in order to “keep Prigozhin in line.”
After all, it is known that the Russian command cannot control the actions of the Wagnerites in Ukraine . Moreover, the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Wagner PPK are competing for Putin's favor.
Prigozhin seeks the legalization of his criminal organization and speaks openly about the thousands of his dead soldiers. However, such a number of losses seriously scares the current Russian prisoners. Consequently, the process of recruiting men in Russian prisons stops.
Fresh graves of the Wagnerites/Photo by Sky News
For an example, the journalists of the publication talk about Paul Whelan, a US citizen, who was jailed in 2018 on charges of espionage. The American says that Wagner PPK recruiters have had bad luck lately when they visit his colony.
All prisoners have a clear idea of what happens to the Wagnerites who go to fight against the Kremlin in Ukraine,” Whelan said.
Last time, recruiters managed to register only eight people, compared to 115 in the previous case.< /p>
Actual losses of infidels as of January 21
In total, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Russian army has lost 120,160 of its soldiers. In a day alone, Ukrainian soldiers liquidated 860 Russian invaders.
Other losses of the enemy:
- tanks – 3140 (+1) units,
- armored combat vehicles – 6256 (+15) units,
- artillery systems – 2135 (+6) units,
- MLRS – 443 (+1) units,
- air defense systems – 220 (+0) units,
- aircraft – 287 (+0) units,
- helicopters – 277 (+0) units,
- UAV operational tactical level – 1891 (+5),
- cruise missiles – 749 (+0), ships/boats – 17 (+0) units,
- vehicles and tankers – 4918 ( +15) units,
- special vehicles – 193 (+3).