[ロンドン １０日 ロイター] – Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Russian private military company Wagner, said on Monday that he had opened fighter recruitment centers in 42 cities. Wagner is believed to have suffered heavy losses in Bakhmut, a strategic battleground in eastern Ukraine where fierce fighting continues.
In a cheerful voice message, Prigozin said new fighters were being recruited, but did not specify how many. He added that while ammunition supplies had improved, there was still cause for concern.
Wagner led the fiercest fighting in Bakhmut, where Ukrainian forces have held out after more than seven months of attrition.