As the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine stated yesterday, the occupiers from Wagner's PMC were unable to withdraw from Bakhmut by June 1 and postponed the full withdrawal to the tenth.
Today, PMC leader Prigozhin shed some light on the reasons for the delay.
According to him, the Russian Ministry of Defense mined the routes the Wagnerites were supposed to use to withdraw.
"Shortly before the withdrawal, we detected suspicious activity on the routes of our advance. We called the law enforcement agencies and found about a dozen places where explosive devices ranging from hundreds of anti-tank mines to tons of plastid were placed. All of this was in the control room. An investigation is underway. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense laid these shells. When asked why they were doing this, they pointed their fingers up. There was no need to lay these charges to deter the enemy because they were in the rear zone. Therefore, it can be assumed that they wanted to meet Wagner's PMC forces with these charges," Prigozhin's press service quoted him as saying.
As you know, there is a conflict between Prigozhin and Shoigu and Gerasimov (Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces), in which the parties do not spare each other.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 03/06/2023