Prigozhin wrote a letter to Shoigu and invited the minister to Artemovsk

The founder of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin wrote a letter to the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense, in which he invited Minister Sergei Shoigu to Artemovsk (Bakhmut). The letter was published in Telegram by the press service of the businessman.

Prigozhin's message notes that at present, at least 95% of the city's territory is under the control of PMCs. The offensive will continue until the complete liberation of Artemovsk. On the flanks of the Wagner, units of the Russian army support it, it is there, according to Prigozhin, that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) carried out a number of successful counter-offensives for themselves, so the Russian forces need an assessment of the situation by the Ministry of Defense.

Considering the difficult operational situation, as well as your many years of experience in combat operations, I ask you to arrive on the territory of n. Bakhmut village, which is under the control of paramilitary units of Russia, and independently assess the current situation

Prigogine's letter says.

Prigozhin wrote a letter to Shoigu and invited the minister to Artemovsk

Earlier it was reported that the fighters of PMC "Wagner" are close to complete control of the situation in Artemovsk, - they left overcome about 740 meters to the western entrance to the city. After that, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the settlement will be completely blocked. At the moment, Ukrainian fighters occupy no more than 2 square meters. km of the city territory and are supplied with reserves along the T-0504 highway, coming from Krasnoy (Ivanovsky).
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  1. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 12 May 2023 13: 24
    Shoigu will never come to Artyomovsk, this is 100%, the gut is thin ... he would rather monotonously read obvious things from a piece of paper at a meeting at the General Staff in Moscow for a couple of hours, and then prepare fake embellished reports to the Supreme ....
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  2. dark_65 Offline dark_65
    dark_65 (Oleg) 12 May 2023 16: 21
    Shoigu is an interesting misunderstanding in moral and historical terms .. it seems that the man is almost not bad. But you must admit, to be a good man, and at the same time a professional in his field .. rarely anyone succeeds. All the same, the position requires compliance.
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  3. valery lebedev Offline valery lebedev
    valery lebedev (Valery Lebedev) 12 May 2023 17: 21
    As they say, do not sit in your sleigh.
  4. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
    Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 13 May 2023 11: 25
    In fact, according to military doctrine, the General Staff and its chief, and not the ministers (even if they are defense or the prime minister), should be in charge of hostilities. But, apparently, the lesson of 2008 did not work for the future ... in 2014, by his order to stop the troops that went to the Crimea and turn them back ...
    1. duvacello Offline duvacello
      duvacello (dude from the hillock) 14 May 2023 01: 04
      In fact, the Minister of Defense determines and controls the issues of strategic planning and development of the army as a whole. He planned so that the entire development of the RF Armed Forces hit rock bottom.
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