Ukraine, 007 GB: Russia’s plan to replace the Wagner group

London intelligence: ‘Moscow probably wants a private military company over which it has more control’

Russia may seek to sponsor and develop alternatives to the Wagner Group, other private military companies that could eventually replace the group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin. The British Ministry of Defense writes this on Twitter in its daily update on the Russo-Ukrainian war.

“This takes place in the context of the high-profile feud between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner group – explains London intelligence – The Russian military leadership probably wants a replacement private military company over which it has greater control. However, no other currently known come close to Wagner’s size or power.”

KIEV – According to the latest daily bulletin of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, released on Facebook, Russia has lost 530 men in the last day, bringing its losses to 175,690 since the day of Moscow’s attack on Ukraine last February 24th. The bulletin reports figures that cannot be independently verified.

According to reports by the Ukrainian military, Russian losses to date would be around 175,690 men, 3,627 tanks, 6,999 armored vehicles, 2,697 artillery systems, 528 multiple rocket launchers, 280 anti-aircraft defense systems. According to the bulletin, which specifies that the data is being updated due to the intense fighting, the Russian forces would also have lost 306 aircraft, 291 helicopters, 5,562 vehicles, 18 naval units and 2,277 drones.