The Russians confirm that three helicopters of the Russian army were shot down at night. All because of the unexpected rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin, which turned the mercenary forces of the Wagner
The Russians confirm that three helicopters of the Russian army were shot down at night. All because of the unexpected rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin, which turned the mercenary forces of the Wagner Group against Moscow. The command of the Russian forces sent helicopters against the column of its former allies in order to stop them. Three of them were shot down.
Yevgeny Prigozhin's mercenary army has been Putin's new big problem since yesterday. The Wagnerians, because we are talking about them, turned against the Russian authorities, threatening to seize Moscow. On the M4 route from Rostov, where Prigozhin is currently staying, checkpoints are set up to Moscow, and the columns of forces of the Wagner Group are moved north.
This is what one of the Wagner columns looks like, captured near Voronezh, Russia:
Just a few hours ago, unconfirmed information was posted on the web that in order to break up the rebellion, the pro-Putin authorities sent helicopters towards Prigozhin's army to attack the columns on the routes to Moscow.
There is still no official position from the Russian ministries, but the Russian Telegram channel Fighterbomber confirms that Wagner forces were able to shoot down a pair of Mi-8MTPR-1 EW helicopters and one Mi-35 Hind combat helicopter.
Such is the case with helicopters. Two Mi-8MTPRs were shot down. Electronic warfare helicopters. They flew in pairs. The crews are alive. A Mi-35 was also shot down. I don't know if he was sent to the convoy. The crew lives. Due to the fact that the Wagner convoy is driving along the M4 motorway, mixed with civilian cars, helicopters, of course, cannot complete the tasks. The highway is now closed. Cars are removed.
Total losses are estimated at as much as $56 million.