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Russia: Putin's problems increased, Wagner Group held Russian commander hostage, video shared on social media

Pankaj Prasad
Wagner Group held Russian commander hostage
Wagner Group held Russian commander hostage

The Wagner Group has made a video of the commander of the Russian Army and shared it on social media as well.

All is not well in the Russian military amidst the ongoing war with Ukraine. There have been reports of differences between the Wagner Group and the Russian army several times but now the situation is going out of control. In fact, the Wagner Group has taken hostage a top commander of the Russian Army. Not only this, the Wagner Group has made a video of the commander of the Russian Army and shared it on social media as well. This has brought the tussle between the Russian Army and the Wagner Group to the fore.

Video of Russian Army Commander shared by Wagner Group

A video has been posted on the social media account of Wagner Group Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. It is seen in this video that the commander of the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Army, Lieutenant Colonel Roman Venevitin, has been taken hostage by the Wagner Group. It is seen in the video that Venevitin, who was drunk, said that he 'ordered his soldiers to fire on Wagner's convoy'. Venevitin also said that 'he does not like the Wagner Group' and later apologised.

Increased dispute between Russian army and Wagner Group

Let us tell you that the dispute between the Russian Army and the Wagner Group led by Yevgeny Prigozhin has increased for some time. Only last week, Prigozhin released some videos and made serious allegations against the army. Prigozhin said that his troops in Bakhmut were not getting enough supplies of weapons. Prigozhin recently claimed that his troops had recovered the explosives, which were planted by people from the Russian Defense Ministry. However, so far no statement has come from the Russian Defense Ministry on this.

Russian occupation of Bakhmut

Wagner Group played an important role in Russia's victory in Bakhmut and now the fighters of Wagner Group have left the front from Bakhmut and now the Russian army has taken Bakhmut under its control. Prigozhin claimed that his fighters had suffered heavy losses in Bakhmut because of the policies of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Now it is clear from taking the commander of the Russian army hostage that Prigozhin's influence in Russia has increased a lot and the way he is openly challenging the Russian army, it is natural for Putin's problems to increase.