The internal fight between pro-Russian mercenaries and Putin’s army reaches Vuhledar, another key battle in Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen from the 1st Independent Tank Brigade assemble a BREM-1 evacuation tank as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues near the Vuhledar front line in the Donetsk region. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (LISI NIESNER/)

The intelligence services of United Kingdom have pointed to a “realistic possibility” that the Russian army is trying to take vuhledar to obtain “own successes” in their “competition” with the mercenary company wagner groupwhich leads the offensive against the city of Bakhmut.

“There is a realistic possibility that the Russian Defense Ministry will be insistent in its drive for a success at Vuhledar in part because it wants its own successes to compete with the achievements of the Wagner Group,” they said, before noting that “the only successes Notable Recent Tactics” Moscow have taken place in the Bakhmut sector.

Thus, they have stated that this sector “is dominated by the forces of Wagner Group mercenarieswhich is involved in a public fight with the Russian Defense Ministry”, staged in various criticisms by the owner of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhinagainst the portfolio around the supply of ammunition for the offensive.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of Russia's Wagner mercenary force, speaks in Paraskoviivka, Ukraine.  Concord Press Service/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.  NO RESALE.  NO FILES.  MANDATORY CREDIT./File Photo
Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of Russia’s Wagner mercenary force, speaks in Paraskoviivka, Ukraine. Concord Press Service/via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALE. NO FILES. MANDATORY CREDIT./FILE PHOTO (CONCORD PRESS SERVICE/)

On the other hand, the british intelligence services They have stressed that “Russian attempts to storm Vuhledar have slowed down over the past week after repeated and extremely costly attacks over the past three months,” according to a series of messages released by the Russian Defense Ministry. United Kingdom through his account on the social network Twitter.

“One of the factors in the heavy losses suffered by Russia in this sector derives from the successful adoption by Ukraine of the Anti-Armour Mine Remote System (RAAM). The RAAM is a specialized artillery projectile that launches anti-armor mines at distances of up to 17 kilometers from the firing unit.

In this sense, they have specified that “in some cases, Ukraine has thrown the mines above and to the rear of the Russian units in their advance, causing chaos when the Russian vehicles tried to withdraw” after the fighting.

Besides, USA assured that Russia’s suspension of the nuclear agreement New Start III is “legally invalid,” stressing that the US response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine does not relieve the Kremlin of responsibility for meeting its treaty obligations.

Russia’s non-compliance with the New Start and its alleged suspension of the treaty are unfortunate and irresponsible steps.”, the US State Department said in a statement, noting that mutual compliance with the treaty strengthens the world security.

Noting that Russia’s suspension is “legally invalid,” Washington reminded Moscow that it remains obliged to allow nuclear weapons inspectionsto notify each movement of their forces, or to assemble at the Bilateral Consultative Commission (BCC).

He Department of State He assured that, although Russia has not had significant activity above what is stipulated in the treaty in 2022, “the fact that Russia does not allow inspections and provide notifications degrades the ability of the United States to evaluate the Russian nuclear deployments

According to a statement issued by the State Department, Russia that it can “easily remedy” its breach by resuming the activities it carried out for years under the treaty: Conduct inspections, meet at the BCC, and provide notifications and data.

(With information from Europa Press)

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