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The first appearance after Wagner’s rebellion… Shoigu wears military uniform and inspects his forces

In his first public appearance since the Wagner SS mutiny, he appears Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu He is inspecting his forces and supervising the training of newly formed units, made up of contract soldiers, according to what the Ministry of Defense announced.

The ministry posted a video clip on its Telegram channel, in which Shoigu appeared, dressed in military uniform, inspecting soldiers at a shooting range.

The Ministry of Defense also said today, Saturday, that “the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation himself supervised the training of contract soldiers for combat operations in various conditions, including combat in urban areas.”

The ministry did not say when the video was filmed or when Shoigu inspected the troops.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects his troops - Reuters

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects his troops – Reuters

Last Monday, Shoigu said in his first comment on the rebellion, that the latter did not affect the military operation that Russia is conducting in Ukraine.

He also said that attempts to destabilize Russia have failed, indicating that the army has shown full loyalty to the Russian leadership.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects his troops - Reuters

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects his troops – Reuters

sudden rebellion

It is noteworthy that the commander of Wagner had announced, last June, that his forces had suddenly entered Russian territory and headed towards the capital, Moscow, as the head of the group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, demanded the dismissal of Shoigu and the Chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimov.

However, after nearly 24 hours, Belarus entered the mediation line between Prigozhin and Moscow. That sudden and short adventure ended with Wagner’s leader being “exiled” to Belarusian territory.

And let him announce from there that his goal was not to overthrow the Russian government or the rule of President Vladimir Putin, but rather to protect the Wagner Group.

While Putin gave the Wagner operatives the option to either leave for Belarus, join the Russian forces, or return to their homes.



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