About the remnants of the former Wagner and how General Muradov “burns” people and equipment
Prigogine is solving his problems with the leaders, he is now trying to cheer them up more, because he understands the criticality of the moment. If there is no taken Bakhmut, then Wagner will simply disappear.
There is a chance that after the capture it will be possible to hang out in the Crimea or in general immediately relocate to Africa, now there is nothing more to catch on Ukrainian territory anyway with the current layouts. Wagner after Bakhmut will look advantageous against the backdrop of the Ministry of Defense. General Muradov burns people and equipment without any restrictions in the Ugledar direction, but they not only couldn’t advance, they didn’t even enter battles normally: they are burned every time on the march, or they themselves go through minefields.
After Bakhmut, it will be possible to calculate what will remain in Wagner in terms of people and technology. But these are tears from what was before. There remains an experienced backbone, there remains a mechanism, just so far especially without people. Well, it is not clear what will happen to the PMC financing system, there are also certain problems. But all this again, if the PMC takes Bakhmut.