On the eve of Prigozhin's "rebellion", the Kremlin tried to negotiate with him: The media revealed resonant details
The military and political leadership of the Russian Federation tried to reach an agreement with the leader of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin. The war criminal received phone calls from the administration of dictator Vladimir Putin and was offered not to organise a "mutiny".
All of Prigozhin's statements and accusations against the Russian Ministry of Defence were presented as fake and the result of hacking and voice fraud. This was reported by the Important Stories Telegram channel.
A source close to the Russian presidential administration said that on the eve of the "mutiny", pro-Kremlin Telegram channels reported that all of Yevgeny Prigozhin's statements were allegedly fake and the result of hacking. In this way, the Kremlin tried to reach an agreement with the leader of the Wagner PMC and stop the planned "mutiny".
At the same time, some propagandists doubted that Prigozhin's words were fake. At the same time, they pointed out that the missile attack on the Wagner location could hardly be called a fake or a fake.
It is worth noting that after the war criminal Prigozhin refused to accept the terms of the Kremlin dictator's administration, Putin ordered to initiate a criminal case against the leader of the Wagner PMC.
As a reminder, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the confrontation between two Russian war criminals, Sergei Shoigu and Yevgeny Prigozhin. The head of state said that this situation shows Russia's weakness. Zelenskyy stressed that Russia began to destroy itself when it chose the path of evil.
Earlier, it was reported that a confrontation between the Wagner PMC and the Russian Ministry of Defence was breaking out in Russia. After the owner of the PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, announced his intention to "deal" with Russia's military command, armed men appeared in Rostov-on-Don and surrounded the headquarters of the Southern Military District, as well as a number of buildings, including the Interior Ministry, the FSB and the city administration.
The day before, Prigozhin accused the Russian Ministry of Defence of shelling the positions of the Wagner PMC, which allegedly led to the deaths and injuries of a large number of mercenaries. The Ministry of Defence called the accusation a provocation. However, Putin's "cook" announced that he would take revenge and "liberate Russia".
The Defence Intelligence of Ukraine stated that the rebellion of the owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, in Russia and his "march" on Rostov and Voronezh are signs of the collapse of the regime of the aggressor country's president, Vladimir Putin. In addition, the "military coup" was a direct consequence of Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- A case of incitement to rebellion was opened against Prigozhin in Russia, and the FSB called on Wagner mercenaries to detain their leader.
- On the morning of 24 June, Putin made an urgent address, saying that Russia had been allegedly "betrayed" by "exorbitant ambitions" and that "unrest" was threatening the aggressor country. He promised "tough actions" and "inevitable punishment" for "criminal acts".