Russia Facing 1917 Revolution? Prighozin Says Russian Claims Are “Science Fiction”

Barry Gander
5 min readJun 6
To get the numbers that Russia’s Defence Ministry claims to have killed would mean that Russia’s army would have “just destroyed the entire planet Earth five times over” and “reached the aliens,” says the head of Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin

Yevgeny Prigozhin as denounced Russian statements about “huge Ukrainian losses” as “absurd science fiction”. He has warned that Russia could face a revolution similar to those of 1917 and lose the war in Ukraine unless the elite got serious about fighting the war.

He expanded his view saying that If ordinary Russians continued getting their children back in zinc coffins while the children of the elite sunned themselves abroad, Russia would face turmoil along the lines of the 1917 revolutions that ushered in a civil war.

There is a huge discrepancy between the war as seen by the Russian military and as seen by the head of Wagner Group.

Prigozhin says his force lost more than 20,000 fighters in the fight for Bakhmut — about 20 per cent of the 50,000 Russian convicts he recruited in the 15-month war have died in the city.

His estimate was in stark contrast with claims from Moscow that it lost just over 6,000 troops during the entirety of the war, and is higher than the official estimate of the Soviet losses in the Afghanistan war of 15,000 troops between 1979–89.

Moscow has claimed that Russian troops have killed 1,500 Ukrainians during the latest round of intense fighting. Prigozhin said such a casualty rate would require daily gains of 150km (93 miles) by Russia.

“I therefore believe that this is simply wild and absurd science fiction,” he concluded.

In short, he’s not buying Moscow’s claims that it inflicted heavy losses on Ukrainian troops in Donetsk.

The numbers given by the defense ministry’s spokesperson would mean that Russia’s army would have “just destroyed the entire planet Earth five times over” and “reached the aliens,” he added.

The desperate situation in the Russian military may explain their decision to blow up the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine. The dam provides cooling water for Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. Its breach has been called a horrific war crime and “perhaps the largest man-made…

Barry Gander

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