Prigozhin and the "Wagnerites" may attack Kyiv from Belarus, - British general
The owner of the private military company Wagner, Evgeny Prigozhin, being in Belarus, may pose a threat to Ukraine. It is possible that "Putin's cook" will prepare an attack of his mercenaries on Kyiv from the territory of Belarus.
This fear was voiced by British retired general Richard Dannat on Sky News."The fact that he [Prigozhin] has gone to Belarus causes some concern," the former British Army Chief of General Staff said.
In his opinion, if Prigozhin "has retained combat-ready forces around him, then he again poses a threat to the Ukrainian flank closest to Kyiv". The military suggests that Wagner could lead an attack on the Ukrainian capital from Belarus.
Dannat said it is "quite possible" that Russia could use the Wagnerians to try to retake Kyiv.
The British general compared the consequences of the Prigozhin rebellion to aftershocks - repeated earth tremors that occur after a major earthquake. As Dannat said, the "aftershocks" of June 24 "will be observed for quite a long time.
At the same time, he believes that there were no clear winners in "yesterday's fiasco. "Putin has definitely weakened a lot. The Russian military ... is clearly in some disarray," said Lord Dannat.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- The Institute for the Study of War believes that the self-proclaimed leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who played a direct role in stopping the military offensive of the Wagner PMC against Moscow, humiliated Russian head of state Vladimir Putin and gained advantages for himself by doing so.
- Lukashenko claimed that he held talks with Prigozhin by agreement with Putin, and they lasted a day. In the end, the "Wagnerians" deployed their columns and stopped the "March of Justice.
- What the owner of the private military company will do on the territory of Belarus, there was no clarification.