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Worms, beetles, bacteria: Putin's cook apparently delivers disgusting food to Wagner mercenaries


Wagner boss Prigozhin is not nicknamed "Putin's cook" for nothing. But scandals surrounding his catering companies are apparently not uncommon.

Wagner boss Prigozhin is not nicknamed "Putin's cook" for nothing.

But scandals surrounding his catering companies are apparently not uncommon.

Moscow – As Putin's cook and head of the Wagner mercenaries, Yevgeny Prigozhin made a dubious name for himself in the Ukraine war.

While Prigozhin, who is best known for his brutality, repeatedly emphasizes his military successes in the Ukraine war and demands recognition from Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin, there are now complaints about his delivery of food.

This led, among other things, to tensions with the Russian Ministry of Defense.

According to reports by the independent Russian Telegram channel

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, the Russian Defense Ministry sued Putin's cook 560 times in 2022 for allegedly delivering rotten food, writes


News about the Ukraine war: Putin's cook apparently delivers disgusting food to Wagner mercenaries

"This is a record number of lawsuits in a single year of litigation between the department and the supplier, although it's not a record amount," writes the

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channel .

In 2020, Voentorg, a provider of military clothing and equipment, even demanded 197 million rubles (about 2.86 million US dollars) from Prigozhin's company.

The Telegram channel also reports on the lack of health certificates from chefs and even bacteria in the food rations delivered.

The Russian investigative portal 

Proekt Media

 has already reported on the hygiene and food scandals surrounding Prigozhin's catering companies.

Worms, cockroaches, plastic parts, human hair and bugs have been found in food rations.

Prigozhin is said to run the only private restaurant within the Russian parliament.

His catering company, the Concorde Group, also regularly receives government orders to supply schools and kindergartens in addition to the armed forces.

Putin's chef Prigozhin has caused food scandals in the past

Accordingly, not only the Russian army is affected by the shortcomings.

Reports of the Prigozhin food delivery scandal have increased in recent years.

The Russian portal

reported on hundreds of sick people in 2021, including school children and hospital patients.

According to the report, all those affected have had Prigozhin's company supply them for years

11/ Poor hygiene practices were deemed to be responsible.

Food safety inspectors found e.

coli "everywhere in the mentioned companies: in washings, on the hands of workers, in food."

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Another major incident happened in 2018, when an outbreak of intestinal infections and diarrhea occurred in seven Moscow kindergartens.

The cause was apparently gone bad sheep's cheese, which one of Prigozhin's companies had delivered.

127 people were infected at the time.

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Things are getting turbulent around Putin's circle of power anyway.

Just recently, Putin's bloodhound Ramzan Kadyrov and Prigozhin ranted against Putin's beard ban.

Wagner boss Prigozhin in particular has repeatedly shown problems with the Russian military leadership in recent times.

Prigozhin accused the Russian army of stealing victories from his troops and provoked a dispute over successes in Ukraine.

In addition, Prigozhin has registered his Wagner troupe as a stock company in Russia and wants to ensure that criticism of his mercenaries is forbidden.

The fact that Putin recently distanced himself from Prigozhin could indicate a tense relationship between the two rulers.



Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-01-26

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