The head of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin demonstrated the captured weapons and said that he could equip an army of 1 million people. True, all small arms of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the warehouses that were captured by PMC ‘Wagner’, weapons from the times of the 1st and 2nd World Wars were stored. Probably, the Armed Forces of Ukraine left these stocks due to the lack of ammunition for obsolete weapons.

Shpagin submachine guns of the 1940 model, Sudarev submachine guns of the 1942 model, Thompson submachine guns of the 1928 model, received by the USSR under Lend-Lease during the 2nd World War, Maxim machine guns of the 1883 model of the year and light machine guns were captured in large quantities. Degtyarev.

At the same time, Russia has a sufficient number of cartridges for these types of small arms in its arsenals.

Prigozhin added that he was ready to exchange these weapons for artillery ammunition, which the Wagner group is sorely lacking.

Alas, Prigozhin did not get squeakers and arquebuses, but it must be assumed that these types of small arms would have gone into action.


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