Head of Wagner militia, key in Russian military offensive in Ukrainethis Friday he accused Moscow’s regular army of bombing its bases and called on the people to rise up against military command.
While the army dismissed these accusations as “provocation”, the Russian services launched an investigation against Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the mercenary group, for the attempted mutiny.
Considered for some time a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prigozhin was gaining political influence and started a conflict with political and military officials that now seems to overflow into rhetoric.
Russian troops “They carried out bombardments and missile bombardments against our rear bases” On the Ukrainian front, Prigozhin said in a voicemail. “Many of our fighters have been killed,” he added, pledging to “respond” to these attacks. “The command committee of the Wagner group has decided that those with military responsibility in the country must be stopped,” the 62-year-old head of the mercenary continued.
Given the tension in the country, we invite you to follow it minute by minute as we explain how the situation is developing.
With information from EFE and AFP