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PMC “Wagner” stands to lose most of its fighters due to the end of their six-month contracts. This was stated by analysts from the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
The UK Ministry of Defense has estimated that thousands of Wagner convicts who were recruited in the fall of 2022 will be pardoned and released, as Wagner appears to be keeping his promise to release convicts after six months of service.
The process will exacerbate the shortage of personnel in the ranks of the private military company in a situation where the Kremlin has limited the ability to recruit new prisoners into Russian prisons. At the same time, it is worth noting that Prigozhin is unlikely to go so far as to irritate the convicts already in the PMC by illegally keeping them in the foreground.
Earlier, the Wagner founder said the prospects for a special military operation in Ukraine seemed vague to him. He also addressed an appeal to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, asking to prevent the PMC fighters from being cut off from the main body of the armed forces in Artemovsk (Bakhmut) and thus to prepare for the enemy’s counter-offensive.
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