Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation amid the announcement of an armed rebellion by Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the private army Wagner Group, and entering a major city in the country on Saturday. Putin called Prigozhin’s declaration of armed rebellion a betrayal and betrayal and vowed to protect Russia and its people at all costs. Putin said Russia is fighting the toughest battle for its future. He said that this rebellion is a great threat to our country and we will take strict measures against it. Russian President Putin has said anyone who conspired to revolt will face stiff penalties. The necessary orders have been given to the armed forces and other government agencies.
Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed Friday night that he and his fighters crossed the Ukrainian border into the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and seized control of key military installations there. In a video and audio post posted on social media, Prigozhin said, “We will destroy anyone who stands in our way.” We are moving forward and we will go all the way. In response to Prigozhin’s decision, Russian security services issued an arrest warrant for him. The seriousness with which Russia has taken the threat from the leader of the Wagner Group can be gauged by the fact that security has been tightened in the capital Moscow and Rostov-on-Don. However, at the moment it is not known how the leader of the Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, entered the Russian city and how many fighters are with him.
For your information, let us tell you that the private army “Wagner Group”, which took the help of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the war against Ukraine, opened a front against him. According to reports in Western media, the Wagner group camped outside the Russian military headquarters in Rostov. Yevgeny Prigozhin, leader of the Wagner Group, threatened to attack Russian soldiers. Prigozhin said his army of 25,000 was “ready to die”. According to BNO News, Prigozhin said “we have goals, we are all ready to die.” Because we die for our homeland, we die for the Russian people, who must be freed from those who kill civilians.
According to local Russian media, Wagner Group fighters surrounded the military headquarters, the city administration building, the Russian Intelligence Bureau (FSB) and the local police station. Local Russian media also believe that there are defecting Russian soldiers among Wagner’s mercenaries. Igor Artamonov, the governor of the Lipetsk region south of Moscow, urged people to stay calm and stay indoors. “A decision has been taken to strengthen security measures in the region,” Artamonov was quoted as saying by the FP news agency. The head of Wagner Prigozhin is seen in front of the Russian military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don, amid increased movement of the Wagner group in Rostov. Prigozhin demands that Defense Minister Shoigu and General Gerasimov be removed from their posts.