Ukraine war: Wagner chief announces plans to recruit 30,000 fighters by mid-May

CNN  —  The chief of Russia’s Wagner private military group Yevgeny Prigozhin announced on Saturday that he plans to recruit about 30,000 new fighters by mid-May, according to a voice message published on Telegram. Prigozhin also claimed Wagner recruits about 500 to 800 people on average per day, sometimes up to 1,200 people per day. … Read more

Ukrainian snipers set up ambush for Wagner fighters at industrial plant in Bakhmut, Border Guard says

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold a joint press conference in Kyiv, on March 10. (Volodymyr Tarasov/Ukrinform/Future Publishing/Getty Images) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin for the defense support packages her country is providing to Ukraine, as well as for its “participation in the tank coalition,” according to a … Read more

Wagner Boss Says Bakhmut Fighters Lack Ammo

The head of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, which is spearheading the longest battle of Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine, has complained his forces still lack ammunition, blaming possible “betrayal.” Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose recruits have been fighting for months to capture the battle-scarred city of Bakhmut, has been entangled in a power struggle with the Defense … Read more

Wagner Says Russian Fighters Near Central Bakhmut ‘Killing Zone’

The chief of Russian mercenary group Wagner said in a clip posted Saturday that his forces were close to the centre of the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut. In a video posted on messaging app Telegram, Yevgeny Prigozhin is seen standing on the rooftop of a high-rise building in what is said to be Bakhmut.  “This is … Read more