Prigozhin announces rally in St Petersburg against Putin's running mate, Governor Beglov
The head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has announced the gathering of a rally against St Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov. There has long been an open conflict between the two.
This has been reported in the Russian media. Beglov is a propagandist and associate of Putin.
Prigozhin said of his stance on Beglov's leadership.
"Today I came from Bakhmut to St Petersburg. I can say with certainty that Bakhmut is easier to drive on. Either everyone in St Petersburg should switch to BMPs, or they should finally kick out the fucking governor, who has gone completely bonkers. Is there really not a single rich, gluttonous manager in St. Petersburg? It is a disgrace. It is painful to see that the people tolerate a governor who has gone completely bonkers. Any janitor will do better than him. He was given to us and we have been sitting here for almost four years enduring this lawlessness. #Beglov - get out of St. Petersburg," he wrote on his social media account.
The Wagnerite leader also began calling on Russians to come out to rally against the governor of St. Petersburg.
It is important to note that all the calls were removed hours later.
Recall that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner PMC, told the Prosecutor General's Office that Alexander Beglov, the governor of St Petersburg, "created a criminal association with the aim of looting the state budget", and later demanded to check him under the article on treason. Prior to this, Beglov, without naming Prigozhin, had said that the "famous businessman" was "ripping off children" in the catering sector in St Petersburg. The conflict between the entrepreneur, known as "Putin's cook," and the scandalous governor of St. Petersburg has been going on for more than two years.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, former leader of the so-called "DPR", terrorist and international criminal Igor Girkin called the founder of the Russian private military company Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin a psychopath and a war criminal. "Putin's cook", meanwhile, believes that the terrorist is harming "the common cause of defeating Ukraine".
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