THE headquarters of Putin’s brutal Wagner Group fighters was reportedly blown up after Vlad’s bumbling mercenaries accidentally leaked their secret location online.
Up to 100 fighters from Putin’s notorious private army are said to have been killed in the attack by a US-supplied Ukrainian Himars missile system.
It was rumored that the head of the Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s cook”, was killed in the strike.
A Ukrainian official on Monday confirmed Russian reports that the Wagner base in Popasna, eastern Ukraine, was the target of a missile attack.
The base was attacked just days after a pro-Kremlin journalist published several photos from the hidden site.
“I arrived in Popsana,” said Putin’s propagandist Sergei Sreda. “Went to Wagner’s headquarters. They greeted me like family, told me some funny stories.”
In one of the pictures, a street sign can be clearly seen next to several Russian mercenaries.
Another shows him shaking hands with Prigozhin.
Speculations about the convict-turned-fighter are mounting after a Donetsk official claimed he was missing.
On Monday, however, the 61-year-old reportedly boasted about “cheating death” and escaping a rocket attack meant to kill him.
Images posted by a pro-Russian source show him surveying the damage to Wagner headquarters.
Although he was not quoted in the images – which have not received an independent timestamp – his message to Ukrainians was clear: “You failed to kill me”.
Dramatic footage from the crime scene shows a bombed-out apartment building believed to have been used by the Wagner Group – accused of numerous atrocities in Syria and Mali.
They have allegedly been used by Putin in the past to do his “dirty work” in conflicts around the world.
It is sad that this missile attack, which the enemy was able to launch thanks to a careless disclosure of the current military positions, was not the first time
Footage shared on a Russian Telegram channel on Monday showed four men carrying a man on a stretcher over debris from a bomb site.
“We dig up our boys in Popasna,” the video was captioned.
Ukraine’s Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaiday said he was waiting for an official military death toll, but added: “The news will definitely be good, with a figure of around 100.”
Prigozhin’s alleged death at the hands of a clumsy Putin lackey has sparked fury among Russian pro-war pros.
“It is sad that this missile attack, which the enemy was able to launch thanks to a thoughtless disclosure of the current military positions, was not the first time,” wrote the pro-Kremlin Telegram channel Voenny Osvedomitel. “There is a long list that I can already publish.”
The security glitch was so ridiculous that some even believed it was part of an elaborate hoax by Prigozhin.
The existence of the Wagner Group has been denied by the Kremlin for years, although they are believed to be Putin’s private army operating in Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Their soldiers – many of whom are reportedly recruited from prison – are accused of committing war crimes, rape and torture.
It follows reports that panicked Putin officials have gone behind Vlad’s back to hold secret peace talks with the West.
Russia’s elite are increasingly despairing of the sanctions imposed on the country after Vlad’s bloody invasion and are trying to negotiate peace, a senior Kremlin official has said.
A document believed to have been circulated by Western intelligence agencies and allegedly seen by The Mirror said: “A representative of Putin’s inner circle has sent a signal about a desire for negotiations.
“The mood of the Kremlin elite is panic.”
Putin’s underhanded official is not named in the document, but is described as a “pillar of the regime” in Russia.
Ukraine believes senior Kremlin officials are trying to reach Western intelligence agencies behind Putin’s back, a Kyiv diplomatic source told The Mirror.
Around 20,000 Russian soldiers were reportedly recently stranded in southern Ukraine after Kyiv blew up several key bridges.
The soldiers are believed to have been cut off from their battalion and key supply lines overnight after a Ukrainian missile attack in the night.
Vitaly Kim, the governor of Mykolaiv district, claimed that an entire detachment of Mad Vlad’s forces jumped off the west bank of the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine to escape a counterattack by President Zelenskyy’s men.
He said 20,000 or more Russian fighters were abandoned by their commanders and isolated from supply lines after a vital bridge was destroyed by a Ukrainian missile attack yesterday.
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