The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is not convinced that russia has begun an invasion of Ukraine because Ukraine itself was planning to attack russia. He shared this in an interview with russian propagandist Konstantin Dolgov.
"I won't argue about that because I don't have any information about it", - he said.
Regarding the two other goals declared by the kremlin for the "special military operation", Prigozhin was highly skeptical of the so-called "denazification" and "demilitarization".
"We came in a boorish manner, stomped our boots across the entire territory in search of Nazis. While searching for Nazis, we beat up anyone we could", - he admitted that the russian occupiers were not at war with "Nazis" but with the people of Ukraine. "That's regarding denazification", - he said.
"Now, as for demilitarization. If they had around, let’s say, 500 tanks at the beginning of the special operation, now they have 5,000 tanks. If they knew how to fight with 20,000 people, now they know how to fight with 400,000 people. So how did we demilitarize it (Ukraine - OstroV)? It turns out we actually... militarized it", - Prigozhin noted.
He has an even more negative assessment of the "special operation's" successes. "We approached Kyiv, screwed up and retreated. Then we screwed up and retreated in Kherson. And somehow, everything isn't working out for us", - he commented on the "achievements" of the russian occupiers.