Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has mentioned that 21,000 Wagner mercenaries have been killed preventing in Ukraine. In line with the chief, the non-public army firm had suffered “monumental losses,” notably in jap Ukraine the place its “strongest group” was preventing.
“Our troops killed 21,000 Wagnerites in jap Ukraine alone,” Zelensky informed CNN and added that 80,000 Wagner fighters had been wounded. Zelenskyy, who distinguished the Wagner fighters as “motivated employees of the Russian military” and principally convicts who “had nothing to lose,” mentioned, “These had been monumental losses for the Wagner PMC.”
Zelenskyy made the feedback at a joint press convention with Spanish President Pedro Sanchez. Final week, the Wagner group’s head Yevgeny Prigozhin had led members of the group in direction of Moscow, taking management of army amenities in two Russian cities in an indication of rise up. Prigozhin is at the moment in exile in Belarus.
Zelenskyy on Saturday mentioned Prigozhin’s rise up had “tremendously affected Russian energy on the battlefield”. “They’re dropping the conflict. They haven’t any extra victories on the battlefield in Ukraine, and so they’re beginning to search for somebody accountable,” he added. “It’s extra harmful for Putin than for me, truthfully. As a result of it’s solely in Russia that they wish to kill me, whereas the complete world needs to kill him,” the president added.