Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the private Russian army Wagner Group, is lashing out at the Russian Defense Ministry while some in the Russian elite are levying heavy criticism on the one-time Putin ally. CNN’s Melissa Bell reports.
>>> Tonight, new video just in to out front, the moment a soldier shoots a Russian jet out of the sky. Holding a sure fas to air missile launcher and fires twice and you see the entire recoil turning away and then you will see the jet’s wreckage still burning.
You can appear — you can see what appears to be a white parachute. We don’t know what happened to that pilot. We do have new pilot of what appears to be a Russian hideout that was destroyed and Russian fighters basically moving in between homes and then, you know the Ukrainians, they filmed it.
The drones see it, it was spotted and you’ll see the massive fireball in the neighborhood as you see. Russia’s losses that they are sustaining in this way in place after place along the front line is partly why Russia is — you’reeing a big ramp up in recruitment exforts anecdotally
On the ground and we have video of young children being taught to be prepared to fight. These are children in annexed crimea and that girl is fast and they’re learning biological training and Wagner has its own youth club in St. Petersburg and there are kids who now reportedly attend there and are
Able to use drone simulators, reportedly. We do see it turning to its youngest and there are recruiting efforts in schools and boys as it faces mounting losses on the battlefield. Melissa bell is out front tonight. >> Wagner fighters at an industrial plant inside bakhmut. They are making very gradual
Advances, but at a huge cost. >> This soldier says Ukrainian forces have vast amounts of ammunition and are heavily shelling the area. We can’t even raise our heads, he says. Wagner has been trying to take bakhmut for two months and may now be running short of fighters. Its boss, yevgeny prigozhin has
Lashed out at the Russian defense ministry for starving his men of ammunition. >> Translator: We need the military to shield the approaches if they manage to do so everything will be okay. If not, then Wagner will be encircled together with the Ukrainians inside bakhmut. >> In his latest social media
Post, prigozhin praised honest Russian soldiers and claimed, quote, unprofessional scoundrels and intriguers crush these modest guys and begin to push them around and humiliate them. Yet another dive at the military hierarchy in Moscow. Prigozhin has accused the defense mippistry of incompetence and corruption and compared his own almost continuous present in bakhmut to
The notable absence of sergei shoigu. Prigozhin, once a Putin ally and nicknamed Putin’s chef is a man under pressure. He recruited tens of thousands of Russian men from prisons and they’ve endured horrendous losses, as many as 80% in some units. He’s dredging for recruits and his more experienced units are
Stretched as they try to encircle bakhmut. Western analysts think that prigozhin has fallen into a trap laid by shoigu. A trap designed to weaken both Wagner and its boss. Just when Wagner most needs the support of the Russian military around bakhmut, it’s curiously absent. Russia’s elite piling out the oligarch.
Alexei mukin accused prigozhin of political ambitions and said he was an incompetent commander adding, he has exposed the Wagner fighters to a major rishg of encirclement from the attack. He has regarded prigozhin as Vladimir Putin’s licensed disruptor and if there is an unsuccessful bid to take bakhmut
He might find himself out in the cold. For now, Erin, the battle for bakhmut continues. Ukrainians saying it is too early to draw conclusions one way or the other in this ongoing battle. What is also unclear at this stage is what happens with the battle within the battle and whether yevgeny prigozhin can
Come out unscathed. Erin? >> Melissa, thank you very much from Ukraine. Out front now, major general James “Spider” marks. Can Putin afford to let the Wagner group totally fail? >> No, he can’t. He doesn’t want them to fail. I tell you, Melissa’s report was really phenomenal, the levels of
Detail and the analysis and the relationships and the interknifing and fighting that ostensibly takes place within Putin’s hierarchy. It’s not frightening. It’s to be expected, I guess. It’s a imga of thrones kind of environment. Putin can’t afford to lose the Wagner group, and I will tell you, if he were to lose
Prigozhin someone else would step up and they’d be recruited in and that individual would go about the business of creating a contract force not unlike the Wagner group. The money exists and they’ll find the recruits and they’re going to pay folks. They have the money to buy the
Kit and the individuals and that doesn’t mean they have the training. So I think Putin’s got himself a legitimate problem here having much freedom into prigozhin’s hand. >> You know what’s interesting? I spoke to a Ukrainian soldier in bakhmut and he told us something he heard about and it
Still sort of stuns to imagine that the Wagner forces literally run into machine gun fire and they die en masse. Here’s what he said. >> I can’t believe that people, a real person can run without afraid to die, without no recitation and they see the fellows falling down and they continue running.
Wagner have only — only one chance to survive is to take our position, our trenches. That’s all. They have no choice to return to the position because they will be killed from their fellows. >> I mean, it is amazing to hear him say it, right? That, you know, and then I
Realized the key to their success because they can’t turn around. They know they’re going to die. So their best shot is to run into machine gun fire. >> Yeah. There is a distinct difference between a Ukrainian soldier who is fighting for the sovereignty and Independence of his nation and the Russian conscripted and
The contracted Wagner group individual. Russian — I’m sorry, the Ukrainian soldier is going to fight for his buddies. He’s fighting for his organization. He’s fighting for those on his left and his right and that individual is more frightened about letting them down than he is potentially dying in combat.
The ones that are working for Wagner know that the end state will be death of some sort so they really don’t care. They are frightened of dying, but they are more frightened to be shot in the head if they are to return. You have professional soldiers, vis-a-vis, the conscripted
Killers with no motivation other than the threat from a boss, effectless, horrible leadership. They’re going to end their lives one way or the other so they have no choice. >> That’s just stunning. >> It really is just incredible
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open your eyes. write in Google "Nazis in Ukraine".
When Russia treated Ukraine as a brotherly people. People in Ukraine jumped and shouted death to the Russians! And they shouted Nazi slogans. After so many years, the Ukrainian Nazis seized power in Ukraine. East of Ukraine Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as Crimea, did not want to be Nazi Ukraine, and announced their withdrawal from Ukraine. Russia began to help these regions, while the Ukrainian authorities continued to kill Ukrainian citizens in Donetsk and Luhansk since 2014. Russia stopped tolerating this and defended the east of the former Ukraine. But your media will not tell you the truth. They will show a peaceful Ukrainian family and an evil Russian soldier who wants to kill them. Open your eyes.
I'm surprised that you think this is "new"! At the siege of Stalingrad in WWII, the commander of the Russian forces, Nikita Krushchev gave one riffle for every 3 soldiers, the number of Russians killed in that battle was staggering, but they achieved the goal of pushing back the Germans. The callous disregard for the lives of their own people is simply incomprehensible!
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That’s not recoil, its a rocket. It doesn’t have recoil. He turned away because he just simply had to turn away to reload.
Wagner must make a deal with Ukraine then Pregozin may arrest Putin and turn him in to the UN court. After this everybody will be happy.
@0:27 Silly presenter, that's not a recoil, he simply turned around to walk away! He can't jolly well be walking backwards after he fired the stinger!
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The spy satellites shoe all the Ruzzie positions. A no brainer. Five satellites or more images are being examined all over the world.,
They should be teaching our kids how to strip a weapon
The infighting of Russia’s warmongers is completely to Ukraines advantage. A house divided can not stand. Putin knows there are multiple targets on his back, from within his own ranks as well as from the majority of the nations outside of Russia. There was a time when Putin could have taken his vast wealth and found some safe harbor to live out his life. That time is no more.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Military is becoming the most well trained and versatile fighting force in modern times.
Young children – Shades of Hitler at the very end!
Shoulder mounted rocket launchers actually are quite recoiled, I belive to prevent the dangers of back blast there is maybe some now. But I'm Pretty sure to say he was just moving to safety.
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The Wagner leader should bring his son’s from England to fight the war he so strongly encourages the regular Russian people….
If there is ever gonna be a regime change in Russia, is gonna be Pregozhin taking Putin place as leader of Russia
You people should just keep feeding the population wrong or untrue information. You shut one party out of information and you expect everyone to believe in every news that comes from your end. Please keep your info.
You people started the War politically people have lost there lives and yet you didn't want peace with either of the countries.
You're all HYPOCRITES or agent of hypocrite.
Prizghozin is up for a bit of Defenestration is my bet
CNN is like the government. Whatever they do or say you don’t he exact opposite
Saw this 3 weeks ago
Short of fighters ? Russian jails are full of them Cannon Fodder.
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This is not a smart video to share. Now Russia can claim that destroying civilian targets is justified as it is clearly obvious that this missile was fired from a residence.
If we are lucky some sharp Ukrainian sniper will put one right between the eyes of Putin’s Chef. Otherwise either he or Putin has a date with a window – hopefully both.
All those medias reporters are a terrible thing they will tell you what's is convenient to them, not the real truth!!
A bunch of idiots let's turn Russia into a democracy.
Genocidal, criminal murderous ruSSian butchers ….get out of Ukraine now you terrorist murderers.
During WWII, Stalin, ordered, "not one step backwards". That is obviously the present strategy, but they do not appear to have the number of troops needed to make it work.
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We can buy the men and the kit… we just don't have the training !!
Well FK me… sounds like your sending a football team to war then !!
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