Wagner Group runs out of money – Russian source dries up?

Wagner Group in financial straits – is Moscow pulling out? British Ministry of Defense reveals possible cracks in Russian support network.

The British Ministry of Defense reports that the Wagner Group, a private Russian military company, is facing a possible downsizing and restructuring process. This could be motivated primarily by financial pressures, with the aim of reducing salary costs. Since a failed mutiny in June 2023, the Russian state has taken action against some business interests of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner Group, he said.

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According to the British Ministry of Defense, the Kremlin could stop financial support to the Wagner Group. In such a scenario, Belarusian authorities could be considered as potential financiers. But, the ministry stresses, the Wagner Group’s substantial troop strength could place a significant burden on Belarus’s limited resources.

Image: UlPravda TV, Yevgeny Prigozhin (13-06-2023), CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (image size changed)

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