ANTI-PUTIN rebels have vowed to unleash a new wave of “surprise” attacks in Russia just weeks after the extraordinary Wagner uprising.
The head of the paramilitary group of Russian civilians, Commander Caesar, has now warned of further conflict following the unprecedented invasion of Russia in May this year.
In late May, the group managed to storm the Belgorod region of southern Russia, taking over border checkpoints and rolling tanks through Russian villages.
Now the anti-Putin Russians plan to continue the siege of their homeland and support Ukraine in their struggle.
Caesar told The Observer: “It will be our third operation. After that there will be a fourth and fifth. We have ambitious plans. We want to liberate our entire territory.” [Russia].”
The Legion is made up of Russian military volunteers, many of whom have been labeled “extremists and Nazis” by their home government.
As Putin continues to cling to what remains of his power after Wagner’s embarrassment, Caesar voiced fresh criticism of the dictator and his impact on Russia.
He said: “Putin has demeaned and coarsened the Russian people by exploiting their basest instincts.”
“They got stupid and aggressive. He tells them that they live badly because of the West and not because of the truth – that their bad living conditions are the result of the thieves and the mafia government in Moscow.”
Caesar said he doesn’t respect Putin’s sidekick and leader of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who pulled a similar ploy last month when he and his troops tried to march on Moscow.
Wagner boss Prigozhin vowed to “punish” Russia after blaming the Kremlin for a deadly rocket attack on one of its training camps in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
Hours after a 400-vehicle convoy rolled onto Russian soil from Ukraine, Wagner troops seized control of Russia’s regional military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don.
Prigozhin boasted that his men – who were believed to be better equipped than the Russian army – did not have to fire a single shot when they took control of the headquarters.
Caesar said: “Prigozhin and Putin have the same values. Prigozhin is more charismatic and appeals to ultra-patriots who want to fight to the end.”
“They think tougher methods will bring them victory. That’s not realistic.”
Caesar said he believes Ukraine’s counteroffensive will be “100% successful” as the vacancy left by Wagner fighters means Russia is less prepared on the battlefield.
He stated: “Wagner was Russia’s most competent military unit. I fought them in Bachmut. They almost managed to take the city.”
“Your departure is lowering Russian morale.”.”
Caesar earlier warned of the deadly weapons his legion possesses, including mortars, armored vehicles, Stinger manpads, anti-tank systems, and drone reconnaissance units.
He explained that the partisans were only Russian nations fighting in the name of Ukraine.
“We fight within the structure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Our main goal and task is the defense of Ukraine and the liberation of its territories. After that, we will liberate our homeland,” he said.
Ukraine’s eagerly awaited counter-offensive is in full swingUkrainian forces blew up a Russian ammunition depot using a British-supplied Storm Shadow missile.
Locals said there was a “huge explosion” ahead of the raging inferno – and speculated that the impact was from Storm Shadow precision missiles.
The attack took place in Sukhodilsk, just six miles from Ukraine’s border with Russia and 80 miles from the front line.
The missiles have a range of 155 miles and wreak havoc in Russian-held territories.