Putin met Prigozhin in the presence of the Wagner leaders

The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Kremlin with the commander of the “Wagner” forces. Yevgeny Prigogine On June 29, in the presence of 35 soldiers from the company.

The President gave his assessment of the company’s actions at the front during the military defense, as well as his assessment of the events that took place on June 24.

All those present reaffirmed their loyalty to Russia and Putin and expressed their readiness to continue fighting for the Motherland.

The President discussed with them further options for their employment and combat use.

The exact location is unknown

It is reported that since the rebellion that took place on June 23 and 24 when Wagner’s elements briefly seized a city in southern Russia before marching towards the capital, Moscow, the exact whereabouts of Prigozhin and his group’s forces remained unknown.

Under the deal, Prigozhin is supposed to move to Belarus, and Moscow has also given Wagner’s troops – some of them ex-convicts released early to fight in Ukraine – the choice of moving with him to Belarus, joining Russia’s regular armed forces, or returning home.

But Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday that Prigozhin and thousands of Wagner fighters are still in Russia, raising questions about the implementation of the agreement.

be silent

It is noteworthy that for the past two weeks, Prigozhin himself has been unusually silent. He has not released any posts on his favorite Telegram channel (the press service of Yevgeny Prigozhin) since June 26, when he defended the rebellion.

Prigozhin, who for a long time strongly criticized the handling of the war in Ukraine by the Ministry of Defense and the Russian army’s leadership, said he launched a “march of justice” towards Moscow to “protest corruption and incompetence among senior leaders,” as he put it.

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