Simplicius: Wild Day in the Wildlands of Ukraine
Posted by sashimi on June 5, 2023, 6:50 am
5 Jun 2023 |
This is a 'brief' update report that I just had to do after what was one of the
wildest days of the war thus far, in terms of the sheer absurdity of events.
First, we had the next Ukrainian incursion attempt into Belgorod region which
was an absolute cluster of an event as it was filled with a sheer soundwall of
propaganda and zany circumstances.
Secondly, there's a huge disparity in troop skill levels as the Russian border
guards may be some middling local militia types whereas the infiltration teams
Ukraine sends are the most elite special forces, typically made up of the
hungriest and most driven mercenaries.
The other, and maybe bigger, issue was the other 'wild' occurrence today which
was responsible for the title of this report.
Wagner's Prigozhin just could not keep out of the spotlight. And in grand
fashion he's outdone himself like never before. He uploaded documents with an
official complaint claiming that Russian forces tried to shoot at and mine
Wagner vehicles 'from the rear' to prevent them from leaving Bakhmut.
And the cherry he dropped was a mega bombshell. Wagner forces "captured" the
Russian commander of the 72nd Brigade who, whilst drunk, was caught shooting at
the Wagner vehicles with his men. Yes, you read that correctly: Wagner captured
a Russian commander as a POW.
-- Cont'd at https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/wild-day-in-the-wildlands-of-ukraine