This is likely to affect the future operational efficiency of the group and reduce its value.
PVK “Wagner” almost certainly played a central role in recent battles, including the russian capture of Popasnaya and Lysychansk in the Luhansk region. These battles caused heavy losses to the group.
This was reported in a daily review of UK intelligence on Twitter. russia used the private military company “Wagner” to strengthen forces on the front lines, as well as to reduce personnel shortages and casualties.
“Wagner” lowers recruitment standards, hires convicts and people who were previously on black lists. Very limited training is available for recruits. This will most likely affect the group’s future operational effectiveness and reduce its value as a support for regular russian forces”, – the statement said.
The head of “Wagner” Evgeny Prigozhin recently received the title of Hero of the russian federation for the offensive in the Luhansk region.
“This, at a time when a number of high-ranking russian military commanders are being replaced, is likely to exacerbate discontent between the military and Wagner. It is also likely to have a negative impact on the morale of the russian military”, – the agency added.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, in the military units of the russian federation, which are stationed near the state border with Ukraine, on the eve of being sent to the combat zone, the occupiers disable equipment in order to avoid being sent to war.
At the same time, as evidenced by the intercepted recordings of the conversations of the occupiers, they pay a bribe of 20 thousand dollars each to escape from the war. Documents about the “demobilization” of soldiers from the russian army and their return home are worth that much.