Kremlin refrains from commenting on Wagner PMC founder’s statement

05.05.2023, Moscow.

The Kremlin has seen Prigozhin’s statement about the withdrawal of the Wagner PMC from Artemovsk, but could not yet comment on it, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on May 5.

He noted that he could not comment on the statement because it concerned the course of a special military operation.

“Yes, of course, we have seen it in the media, but I cannot comment on it because it concerns the course of a special military operation,” Peskov said.

Earlier, Yevgeniy Prigozhin said in an open letter that on May 10, he would withdraw the forces of the Wagner PMC from Artemovsk to “lick his wounds.”

Artemovsk, or Bakhmut, is located in the Donetsk People’s Republic and is an important transport hub for supplies to the Ukrainian armed units in Donbass. For many months there have been fierce battles in this city.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency