Putin’s warlord warns the tyrant to “stop the war in Ukraine now” as Russia has “achieved its goals” and called in shock for an end to the slaughter
Vladimir Putin’s warlord has urged the tyrant to end the war in Ukraine and tell the world that Russia has “achieved its goals”.
The outspoken Yevgeny Prigozhin – who heads the dictator’s feared Wagner group – warned the Russian people that they could seek a “scapegoat” for military failure.
It is the first time that one of Putin’s senior henchmen who were directly involved in the fighting has risked launching a shock cry to end the brutal invasion.
His warning to Russia to declare hostilities at an end seems to acknowledge the weaknesses of the Kremlin’s forces and the people’s loss of belligerence.
Prigozhin said Russia managed to kill large numbers of Ukrainian men and persuade others to leave the country — not to mention the larger number of its own people who perished.
He added: “There is a need today for the authorities and society as a whole to put a solid end to the special military operation.
“The ideal option is to announce the end of the special military operation, to inform everyone that Russia has achieved the planned results, and in a sense we have actually achieved them.
“We crushed a large number of fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and we can report that the tasks of the special military operation have been completed.”
But Prigozhin — dubbed “Putin’s cook” — said “nothing threatens” the “supreme power of Russia,” apparently referring to the tyrant.
He added: “In theory, Russia has already done that [made a point] by annihilating a large part of Ukraine’s active male population and by intimidating another part who fled to Europe.
“Russia cut off the Sea of Azov and a large part of the Black Sea, seized a thick chunk of Ukrainian territory and created a land corridor to Crimea.
“Now there is only one thing left: to gain a foothold, to conquer the territories that already exist.”
He admitted Ukraine could launch a counter-offensive and break through Russian lines, after previously saying he feared Ukraine had built up a reserve of 200,000 men.
Prigozhin added: “In this case, in the [Russian] Army, which for years considered itself one of the best armies in the world, decadent moods can set in at first, and then the situation worsens.”
This happened in historic wars with Finland and Japan, as well as in World War I, when the “tragic events” of 1917 came to revolution, he said.
“This can lead to global changes in Russian society,” Prigozhin said.
“People are already looking for someone to blame for not being the strongest army in the world, and in this situation they will be looking for ‘the scapegoat.'”
These are likely members of the “deep state” of Russia.
“At the same time, nothing threatens the supreme power of Russia, as it is a symbol of national unity and resistance to the West,” he wrote.
“To sum up – the Ukrainians are ready to attack. We are ready to deflect the blow.
“The best scenario to heal Russia so that it unites and becomes the strongest state is the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during which negotiations will not be possible.
“And either the armed forces of Ukraine will be defeated in a fair fight, or Russia will lick its wounds, build muscle and rend its rivals once more in a fair fight.”