Wagner leader Prigojin announced that he would withdraw from the critically important Bakhmut. Prigojin stated that they will leave the region to Russian soldiers.
According to Ihlas News Agency, the Russian mercenary group Wagner announced that they will gradually withdraw from Bakhmut, which they have taken under control in Ukraine, in order to hand it over to the Russian army.
Yevgeniy Prigojin, the founder of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, made statements regarding the withdrawal of the troops in Bakhmut in the east of the country.
Prigojin announced on his social media account that Wagner soldiers are preparing to withdraw from Bakhmut, which Wagner soldiers controlled in Ukraine, and that they will leave the city to the Russian army.
"Today we are withdrawing our troops from Bakhmut," Prigojin said, noting that Wagner troops could return for defense in case Russia loses control of the city.
Yevgeniy Prigojin announced last week that Wagner soldiers had completely captured Bakhmut and stated that they planned to hand the city over to the Russian army by June 1st.
Prigojin stated that they had suffered more than 20,000 casualties in Bakhmut, where clashes had been going on for months, and that Russia's goal of disarming Ukraine had resulted to its own detriment, and that the Ukrainian army had become stronger with the arms supplies and training of Western countries.
Wagner's founder Prigojin had previously targeted senior Russian military officials, criticizing Russia for not supporting its troops and threatening to withdraw his troops from the city if they were not provided with much-needed ammunition.
Source: Ihlas News Agency