Yevgeny Prigozhin: “Only fair fight: no agreement”
Wagner Chief Calls On Putin To Declare End Of War, “Gain Firm Foothold” On Held Territories
A Friday statement by Prigozhin released by his press service suggested it’s time to declare ‘victory’ and to focus on fully establishing Russian control over the occupied territories of Ukraine.
“For the authorities [of the Russian Federation – ed.] and for society as a whole, it is necessary to put some kind of bold full stop in the ‘special military operation’,” the Wagner chief said [emphasis ours].
The rare statement continued: “The ideal option is to announce the end of the special military operation, to inform everyone that Russia has achieved the results that it planned, and in a sense, we have really achieved them. We have ground a huge number of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and can report to ourselves that our task has been completed.”
“Theoretically, Russia has already received this full stop by destroying a large part of the active male population of Ukraine, by intimidating another part of it that has fled to Europe.”
Prigozhin went on: “Russia has cut off the Azov Sea and a large chunk of the Black Sea, seized a fat chunk of Ukraine’s territory, and created a land corridor to Crimea,” and stressed that Russia can “gain a firm foothold, cling to the territories that already exist”.
But he noted that “If earlier Ukraine was part of former Russia, now it is an absolutely national-oriented state”.
This comes as Wagner is spearheading the largely successful offensive to capture Bakhmut and surrounding areas of Donetsk region. At least 80% of the largely destroyed city is currently in Russian hands.
#Bakhmut Update:#Russian forces continued to advance in Bakhmut on April 14. Geolocated footage showed that #Wagner Group forces made marginal gains in northwestern Bakhmut and advanced in southwestern Bakhmut.https://t.co/fgj818U037 pic.twitter.com/XX0Vc6qDX4
— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) April 15, 2023
A Russian defense ministry briefing on Saturday said “Wagner assault units have successfully advanced, capturing two districts on the northern and southern outskirts of the city.” Western media too has generally acknowledged the Russian forces’ steady advance.
This is what Prigozhin ACTUALLY wrote on Telegram
Only fair fight: no agreement
Только честный бой: никакого договорняка
PMC “Wagner” continues to grind the Ukrainian army on Bakhmut. Zelensky sends more and more units into this meat grinder, into a destructive funnel that sucks in the best units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and mercenaries. Why is Zelensky so rested on Bakhmut? Why, starting from December 20, when I challenged him with a comical challenge from the artillery guns of the Wagner PMC, did Zelensky behave like a boy and run into Bakhmut? And our intimate dialogue with him has been going on for four months. We both enjoy, but the orgasm never came.
What is the secret of the Bakhmut meat grinder?
The strategic role of Bakhmut is not so great. Bakhmut is followed by Seversk, Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Konstantinovka, Druzhkovka and Chasov Yar: settlements that are part of the so-called “Donbas ring” and form a fortified area. On the one hand, Bakhmut is part of this fortified area, on the other hand, the capture of Bakhmut itself will not ensure a short-term victory over Ukraine, the road to the Dnieper, or even the capture of Donbass.
The top leadership of Ukraine endlessly argues about the need to keep Bakhmut. They are trying to shake this city as a sacred symbol. In the morning, sacredness is shaken, in the evening they decide to retreat, and the next morning thousands of soldiers are again thrown in, and so on ad infinitum.
The Ukrainian army has gathered a sufficient number of forces. About 200,000 already sufficiently trained fighters, who have undergone two to three months of training and coordination, are ready to perform combat missions. The amount of weapons and ammunition is quite enough for these 200,000 to go on the offensive in various directions.
The troops ready for the counteroffensive are in the areas of concentration – they have enough of everything. In those tank wedges that they try to drive into the defense of Wagner PMC every day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lose from 30 to 50 pieces of equipment every day, and they don’t experience problems with it. And for people they have, as they say at the front, unlimited.
However, announced, first on December 20, then on January 1, then on the end of January, then on February 24, then on April 3-5, and now on April 15 – the offensive is postponed each time. The army of Ukraine is in the areas of concentration, they beat with a hoof and prepare to move forward. But, as they say, “a donkey that has stood in the shade will not work in the sun.” If the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not go on the offensive in the near future, they will gradually begin to lose their combat potential. The war will reach a stalemate, and those territories that are currently under the control of the Russian Federation may remain at the disposal of the Russian Federation for years.
Political aspects of Bakhmut
Politically, Bakhmut is of little interest to the Kyiv regime, it is more of a destabilizing factor than a factor of holding its positions. Every cry on Bakhmut, every captured soldier, every hundred killed hit hard on Zelensky and the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine much harder than the benefits they get from holding the remnants of this city.
At the same time, the long battle for Bakhmut is extremely beneficial for Russian troops, because they have already squeezed a large piece of Ukrainian territory in 2022. If the special operation remains within these boundaries, plus or minus a couple of tens of kilometers, then this will solve many tasks of the NWO. Bakhmut makes it possible for the Russian army to build up strength, take advantageous lines of defense, deal with internal problems, prepare the mobilized and fully armed to meet any number of counter-attacking airmen.
Bakhmut is extremely beneficial for us, we grind the Ukrainian army there and restrain their maneuvers.
Any mid-level commander knows that if you have created tension for the enemy in some place and have enough reserves, then you need to make a maneuver and strike nearby – where the enemy is not ready and where he will break. The most logical step of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would be a rebound from Bakhmut and sharp flank attacks to try to break through our defenses. However, every day columns of equipment come and go from Chasov Yar, and every day, before reaching the front line, hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers die, littering the “road of death” and the surrounding fields with thousands of corpses and hundreds of burnt armored vehicles, going to the slaughter.
As you know, the military operation on the part of Ukraine is tactically controlled by the Ukrainian military, and strategically by the so-called Western coalition led by England and the United States. In early April, there was a leak of documents from the Pentagon. The documents themselves do not pose any strategic danger. They collected everything in a row from the world on a thread – most of it from open sources. However, the leak was widely publicized and immediately after it, active statements from sources close to the Pentagon began about the need to slow down the offensive announced on April 15 until the summer period. Why the army, ready for the offensive, was again detained at its borders and why the “last Nanai warning” on April 15, the deadline for the Ukrainian offensive again postponed to the summer? After all, it would be much more painful for Russia to start an offensive by Ukraine with inevitable reputational losses before May 9, in the event of at least some minimal success of a few meters in the nominal direction. And why does the Ukrainian army again “give a head start”? It is the Western coalition that takes “dramatic pauses”, it is this group that every time endures the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Perhaps 21-year-old Jack Teixeira leaked documents foolishly, perhaps he was used “in the dark”, but if this leak had not happened, it would certainly have been invented the next day. I emphasize that the documents themselves are not strategic and do not pose any threat to the Armed Forces of Ukraine after their publication. This means that they cannot in any way add risks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the event of their occurrence.
There are a huge number of conspiracy theories about the events of the 90s, and then 2014 – the Maidan in Ukraine and the transfer of Crimea under the control of the Russian Federation. There are a huge number of different prophecies that tell about the meanings of these events. One thing is absolutely clear – the United States and the Anglo-Saxon group for a long time hatched a plan for the collapse of the USSR, as the main geopolitical competitor. In the late 80s and early 90s, they managed to overlay the ruling elite of the USSR with a huge number of agents of influence, give new meanings that changed the ideology of the existence of this ruling elite, put the population on a consumer needle and destroy the USSR. The collapse of the USSR was the most painful, the most difficult collapse of empires over the past hundreds of years, but did not lead to the complete destruction of Russia and its division into small principalities.
The fragmentation of African states, the collapse of the former Warsaw Pact countries. The smaller the country, the easier it is to manage, the more financially dependent it is, the more obedient it is.
The basis of modern US policy is financial neo-colonialism. This is when even the richest countries in mineral resources do not process the wealth of their mineral resources, but are fully integrated into the production and financial flows proposed by “Western partners” – becoming American satellites, subcontractors and puppets. Therefore, the final task of the United States in the Ukrainian confrontation is to launch powerful centrifugal impulses in Russia, weaken the power and national self-consciousness in society and force it to turn towards the West, as it was in the early 1990s. At the same time, of course, in order to exercise control over the political situation in the country, it is first and foremost to gain control over financial instruments within the system, over production capacities and over subsoil.
Today, when the special operation began, and the Russian Federation was not able to achieve the results that society expected, the United States has the opportunity to return to its original plan. The original plan, I repeat once again, was as follows: to destroy the Soviet Union, and then walk along the perimeter of the country and turn its former allies away from Russia. For 30 years, with many former republics, this has almost been achieved. We lost first full control, and then good neighborly relations.
The collapse of Russia by military means cannot happen. Forests, swamps, vast territories, climatic specifics reliably protect the country’s territory, making it a huge fortified area. Always in history, the enemy who reached Moscow, as a result shamefully fled, turning the “road of victory” into a “road of death” on the way back.
Why are the Anglo-Saxons holding back Zelensky, arranging internal conflicts and slowing down the offensive? Just in order to break the main jackpot – the collapse of Russia into many principalities. The US does not need a quick war. They need a war that will lead to the deep state’s persuasion and victory.
The Deep State is a community of near-state elites that operate independently of the political leadership of the state and have close ties and their own agenda. These elites work for different masters: some for the existing government, some for those who have been on the run for a long time, but, thanks to their connections, after the flight of the elder, they remain in their places. A typical example of the “deep state” is the spitting of Khodorkovsky, Dvorkovich, and so on. Dvorkovich, who fled abroad, whom I mentioned many times, left behind a whole tail of scum who were under him and above him, and who are elements of this “deep state”. The Deep State leaks information endlessly and is ready to side with any ally or enemy for its own interests. The Deep State is easy to approach because it is a sponge within a country that is red on one side, black on the other, white on the third, and green on the fourth. And from each side, having a connection with a part of the “deep state”, you can get into its center. The Russian deep state is currently in a serious crisis.
Many of those who supported the special operation yesterday are now in doubt or categorically against what is happening. The representatives of the deep state want to urgently return to their normal lives, old habits and comfort. The “Deep State” is cunning and dodgy, the conversation of Joseph Prigogine is a vivid example of this. They are ready to mimic anyone. This is our inner, affectionate, cunning, bloodthirsty chameleon.
At meetings they are silent, express their doubts. And when making decisions on bureaucratic procedures, certain actions aimed at winning this war are hindered. Since the bureaucracy in Russia today is at a transcendent level, within the framework of the “legitimate bureaucracy” it is possible to destroy any decisions of the top leadership aiming at winning. These are internal enemies. In the theory of Alexander Dmitrievich Beglov, this is called a “bureaucratic sieve” – a sieve that you can get into, but impossible to get out of.
For the authorities and for society as a whole, today it is necessary to put some fat point in the NWO. The ideal option is to announce the end of the NWO, to inform everyone that Russia has achieved the results that it planned, and in a sense we have actually achieved them. We have ground a huge number of fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and we can report to ourselves that the tasks of the NMD have been completed.
Theoretically, Russia has already received this fat point by destroying a large part of the active male population of Ukraine, by intimidating another part of it, which fled to Europe. Russia cut off the Sea of Azov and a large piece of the Black Sea, seized a fat piece of Ukrainian territory and created a land corridor to the Crimea. Now there is only one thing left: to firmly gain a foothold, to claw in those territories that already exist. But there is a slyness – if earlier Ukraine was a part of the former Russia, now it is an absolutely national-oriented state.
If before February 24, 2022, the European Union was greedy to give Ukraine tens of millions of dollars, now tens of billions are being turned off for the war. Of course, some of these funds please the pockets of the ruling elite of Ukraine, which benefits from the conflict. Many of those who were forgotten yesterday have received a new chance for self-realization and enrichment today.
Ukraine needs a victory, the US needs a process
Although the Ukrainian leadership is getting rich, but due to the large losses of the population at the front and the general fatigue from the war, the political leadership needs a victory. For Russia, there is always the risk that after the start of the counteroffensive, the situation at the front may worsen. Preserving the existing borders on February 24, 2023 is an exchange that the United States can offer the Russian leadership today as a negotiating position. For this, a “dramatic pause” is needed. If the government refuses, then the Armed Forces of Ukraine will go on the offensive. In this situation, there may be various options for the development of events. One of them is that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will run into the defense of the Russian Federation, suffer serious losses, after which a colossal counteroffensive of the Russian troops will begin to the borders of the DPR, or to the Dnieper, or even to Poland. But, given today’s dynamics and problems, such as a counteroffensive, to put it mildly, not very likely. The second option is that the Ukrainian army will launch a counteroffensive and somewhere will be able to break through the defenses.
In this case, in the army, which for years considered itself one of the best armies in the world, decadent moods may begin at first, and then the situation degrades, as it already happened after the defeatist wars of the early twentieth century – Finnish, Japanese – and the tragic events of 1917.
This can lead to global changes in Russian society. The people are already looking for someone to blame for the fact that we are not the strongest army in the world, and in this situation they will look for “extreme”. And these “extremes” will, of course, be representatives of the “deep state”. That is, those people who today, without putting any effort into a military operation, are as far away from the theater of operations as possible, trying not to lose their capital, to live a familiar life, and this is absolutely unacceptable for a people weary of war and losing the taste of victory.
Patriots’ craving for justice can be hard on that very deep state, mired in luxury and bureaucracy.
At the same time, nothing threatens the supreme power of Russia, since it is a symbol of national unity and resistance to the West, and this is the basis of today’s existence and the main explanation for any problems for patriotic forces inside Russia.
The Deep State will push the supreme power to make serious concessions. And, according to the existing tradition of the “deep state”, with any changes, try to improve their position by any means, including by betraying the interests of Russia. Their task is not a country or a people, their task is their own position in society, their own comfort and their own capital.
Get to the bottom
If you fall down, if the load of problems does not improve your situation, but pulls you to the bottom, then there is an expression: “Go to the bottom, then push off and rise up again.” This is what Americans are afraid of. They are afraid that excessive pressure on Russia and an increase in internal problems may pull her to the bottom. And if Russia reaches the bottom, pushes away from it, throwing off the burden of the “deep state”, then it will float up like a huge sea monster, demolishing everything in its path, including the plans of the United States.
And there are many examples of this in world history. China in the middle of the 20th century, being one of the poorest countries in the world, under partial occupation, Germany after the First World War, Japan after the Second World War, Turkey after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. They are all surfaced, pushing off the bottom.
Radical national feelings will rise as after any military defeat, the Russian military industry will begin to work with a tenfold effort. Economic efficiency will crowd out sluggish, inefficient public capital. The state will get rid of bureaucracy, processes will become transparent, and Russia will step by step turn into a Bristling Military Monster, which the international community will have to more than reckon with, to bend so that with every deflection we see their parted buttocks .
And if we do not prove that we are strong militarily, no one will reckon with us and will turn us around as they please. America is extremely unprofitable for Russia to reach the bottom and surface. They need a slow process where they negotiate with the elites, with the “deep state”, and then convince the country’s top political leadership to make new concessions step by step.
In the event that soft agreements take place, then, according to the American principle of gradual humiliation, the Friedmans and Chubais will first be returned to Russia, then the Khodorkovskys and Dvorkoviches. Then the liberalization of the elites will gradually take place, and the “deep state” will accept them out of a sense of self-preservation, transform and turn from black or red to blue or pink.
Of course, such a development of events is unfavorable for Ukraine and Volodymyr Zelensky, they need to resist and fight. But if these processes happen quickly enough, within a year or two, then the liberalized, Americanized, Western-facing “deep state” will force the Russian authorities to make concessions and, under various pretexts, return to Ukraine those territories that are now under our control, and which the West considers occupied.
These processes with the question “Why did we fight then?” will certainly launch the mechanism of centrifugal forces in the regions. And the Americans will get their way. In this situation, the main plan of the United States will be implemented with, at first glance, a beautiful looking, “soft, calm agreement.”
Russia cannot accept any agreement, only a fair fight. And if we come out of this battle battered, there is nothing to worry about. The fortified regions of Russia make it impossible to penetrate into its depths. And the Russian people have never broken down and will never break down. Therefore – Only Fair Fight! And the sooner it starts, the better.
I summarize. The Ukrainians are ready to attack. We are ready to repel the blow. The best scenario for healing Russia so that it rallies together and becomes the Strongest State is the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in which no handouts and negotiations will be possible.
And either the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be defeated in a fair fight, or Russia will lick its wounds, build up muscles and tear its rivals again in a fair fight. Therefore, I believe that the option of agreements is impossible for the future of Russia.
See you at Bakhmut.
2 thoughts on “Yevgeny Prigozhin: “Only fair fight: no agreement””
Wagner has been doing a lot of the fighting. Their troop cycling could be reaching it’s max. functioning capability. The Russian’s apparently paused for the ~250 000+.
Which have not appeared to any extent. Except shelling on the North East border.
Maybe Wagner will slow down. Be replaced by Russian’s. (An offensive?)
Then once everyone has had R&R, plus new Recruits. They can continue. They are paid mercenaries.
Canadian prepper showed propaganda billboards for Wagner/Enlistment. Looked like a video game. A lot of 20+’s, have been playing shooting videogames for a decade. Or more.
It seems the most logical thing from my layman’s point of view. The Russian’s want to take at least Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Maybe Kharkov and Sumy. Might as well take everything East of the Dnipro. Odessa and annex Transnistria. I’m not pro Russian. Putin is a global spaghetti monster. The Russian ethic map of Ukraine, show’s basically the same thing. I’m just guessing.
NATO could start WWIII with a “first strike”… Which is the preferred NATO nuclear doctrine. How about a false flag? Nord Stream didn’t work. A “Russian” missile landing in Moldovia/Romania/Poland. Add some “dead children” and “mourning parents” … I should join an alphabet agency!