The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) assured this Sunday that there is a “real possibility” that Russia has stopped financing the mercenaries of the Wagner Group.
According to the latest report from the MoD Intelligence services on the situation of the war in Ukraine, Moscow “has acted against some business interests” of Wagner’s owner, Yevgeny Prigozhinsince he launched a failed “riot” against the Russian Army last June.
“There is a real possibility that the Kremlin no longer finances the group,” the MoD said today on its Twitter account, where it recalled that Wagner is going through a process of “cuts and reconfiguration” to “save on the salaries” of their staff in these times of “financial pressure”.
“If the Russian state no longer pays Wagner, the second most plausible payers are the Belarusian authorities“added the British intelligence report.
In the opinion of the MoD, the assumption of the bill of mercenaries in Ukraine would mean a “bleed” for “the modest economic resources” of a country like Belarus.