Why Putin Needs Wagner ,The hidden power struggle that maintains Russia's brutal militias.

Tensions erupted in early May between the Russian Ministry of Defense and Wagner, a private military company close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. For months, Wagner's soldiers played a leading role in Russia's siege of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, which has taken a huge toll. Now, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner's belligerent leader, has had enough. He intended to withdraw his troops from Bakhmut if they did not receive more ammunition immediately.

For many observers, there was a clear rift between Wagner and the Kremlin. Others speculate that Prigozhin's days may be numbered after an apparent enmity with the entire Russian military leadership.

 Threatened his rule. Contrary to Western assumptions, Wagner's prominent role in the war had as much to do with Moscow's power dynamics as it did with what was happening on the Ukrainian battlefield.

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