Exchange of experiences.. Belarus plan to benefit from Wagner

Today, Tuesday, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense stated that the Belarusian army is seeking to exchange experiences with Wagner Elements After their arrival in the camps that are equipped for them in the country allied to the Kremlin.

Meeting with Putin

This came, after the Kremlin announced yesterday, Monday, a meeting that brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin, with leaders from Wagner, headed by the rebel leader Yevgeny Prigozhin, on June 29.

Leave by Prigogine’s orders

On Saturday, a senior commander in the Wagner Group revealed that the group’s fighters, headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, are on leave by the latter’s orders, before moving to Belarus in implementation of the terms of an agreement that ended the group’s rebellion last June.

Anton Ilizarov, a Wagner commander who goes by the nickname Lotus, said the fighters were on vacation until early August on Prigozhin’s orders before moving to Belarus, he was quoted as saying by a channel on the Telegram messaging app on Saturday.

He also added, according to the “Evgeny Prigozhin on Telegram” channel, that “we have to prepare bases and training grounds, coordinate with local governments and administrations, organize interaction with law enforcement agencies in Belarus, and establish logistical services.”

unknown fate

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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