Wagner allegedly aims to seize nuke storage in Voronezh Oblast – partisan movement


Vanguard units of the Wagner mercenary company have reached the outskirts of Borisoglebsk in Russia’s Voronezh Oblast, where a warehouse with nuclear weapons is located, possibly aiming to seize the facility.

That’s according to Atesh, a partisan movement in Russia-occupied Ukrainian territory, reporting on Telegram on June 24, referring to an agent from the Wagner Group.

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The warehouse known as “375 Facility ‘C’” is under control of Department 12th of the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Probably, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will be unable to protect the warehouse with their own forces,” Atesh said.

“After all, there are very few forces and resources. A significant number of tanks, artillery and motorized professional infantry are required. At least a brigade is necessary. And since there are no free troops now, the only way to get reinforcements is to withdraw operational reserves from the front.”

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They also noted that the fighting over the Voronezh nuclear facility will likely lead to an escalation of hostilities between the Wagnerites and regime-loyal Russian government forces.

Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on June 23 declared war on the Russian Defense Ministry after an alleged attack by the Russian army on his mercenaries’ military camp. The attack came against the background of his long-standing feud with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

According to media reports, Wagner mercenaries took control of Russian military facilities in Rostov and Voronezh on June 24. Prigozhin demands access to Russia’s top military leadership, threatening to “advance towards Moscow.”

In his address on June 24, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin said that the military had received an order to “neutralize those who organized the insurrection.”

Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that preparations are being made for a siege against the background of PMC Wagner's actions in Moscow – military equipment is being brought there, the Russian capital city is practically isolated by security forces.

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