The founder of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said his troops tightening the cordon in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut did not have enough ammunition and warned that if they were forced to retreat, the entire front would collapse.

If Wagner retreats from Bahamut now, the whole front will collapsePrigozhin pointed out in a video released over the weekend via Telegram. “The situation will not be good for any military unit that protects Russia’s interests,” he added.

On Friday the founder of the mercenary group had pointed out that its men have “essentially surrounded Bakhmut”, where fighting has been intense for the past week as Russian forces attack the city from almost all sides.

But yesterday, On Sunday, he complained that Wagner has not received the ammunition promised to her by Moscow in February.

“At the moment we are trying to understand the reason: it is simple bureaucracy or treason”, stressed Prigozhin.

The head of the mercenary organization often criticizes the heads of the Russian military. In February he accused Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu of “treason” for depriving Wagner of ammunition.

In a nearly four-minute video posted Saturday on the Wagner Orchestra Telegram channel, Prigozhin said his forces are worried Moscow wants to present them as scapegoats should Russia lose the war.

If we give in, we will go down in history forever as the people who took the main step towards defeat“, he had noted.