Revelations of Wagner chief: neither NATO troops nor Nazis in Ukraine

March 24,2023 7863
Revelations of Wagner chief: neither NATO troops nor Nazis in Ukraine

After a year and a month of Russian murderous full-scale war in Ukraine, two revelations came to one of its bloodthirstiest actors, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder and commander of the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company. First, there are no NATO troops in Ukraine, and second, there are no Nazis in Ukraine – despite all the Kremlin’s wild assertions to the contrary.

According to the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War, “Prigozhin denied the Kremlin’s claims that Russia is fighting NATO in Ukraine and questioned whether there are actually Nazis in Ukraine as the Kremlin constantly claims. Prigozhin stated that Russia is fighting ‘exclusively with Ukrainians’ who are equipped with NATO-provided equipment and some ‘russophobic’ mercenaries who voluntarily support Ukraine – but not NATO itself.”

Moreover, “Prigozhin noted that he is unsure about the ‘denazification’ objectives in Ukraine, because he does not know if there are ‘Nazis’ in Ukraine,” the ISW report also reads.

ISW concludes that “Prigozhin effectively rejected the Kremlin’s pre-war and post-war claims that Russia needed to defend itself against a NATO threat in Ukraine and undermined the necessity and probability of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated maximalist objectives for this invasion.”

The so-called “denazification of Ukraine” was one of the objectives of the so-called “special military operation” announced by Putin on Feb. 24, 2022, when the Russian troops massively invaded Ukraine.

Later on, when the Russians shamefully fled the Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy regions of Ukraine, the Kremlin explained the retreat by saying that Russia was fighting not only Ukrainian but also NATO forces.