US President Joe Biden scoffed at the possibility of poisoning Prigozhin.
Biden said “if I was him, I would be careful.”
Prigozhin has not been seen in public since leaving Russia on June 24.
New Delhi: Recently, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Private Army, which rebelled against President Vladimir Putin in Russia, said the group had no legal recognition or existence. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has joked about the possibility of Prigozhin being poisoned.
According to News AJC Reuters, Biden said at a press conference in Helsinki: “If I were him, I would watch what I eat.” Prigozhin, the leader of Russia’s most feared mercenary group, has not been seen in public since leaving Russia on June 24 after calling for a brief armed rebellion against the Kremlin.
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President Biden said Thursday that the United States does not know where Prigozhin is, but joked that the mercenary leader could be poisoned. He added “But everyone’s kidding… I don’t think any of us know for sure what the future of Prigozhin is in Russia.”
Wagner helped Russia on many fronts
Wagner helped Russia capture Crimea in 2014, battle Islamic State militants in Syria, conduct operations in the Central African Republic and Mali, and earlier this year took the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut to Russia with heavy losses on both sides. Furthermore, Wagner insisted that his actions on June 23 and 24 were only aimed at settling scores with top military officers, who he believed were losing the Ukraine war to Russia. Prigozhin had said he was not challenging Putin or the Russian state.
Who is chief Prigozhin of Wagner
Prigozhin is also known as Putin’s personal chef. Prigozhin was born in 1961 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). Prigozhin was charged in numerous cases, including assault, theft and fraud when he was 20 years old. For this, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Although he was released from prison only after 9 years.
Tags: Joe Biden, Vladimir Poutine, Wagner Group
FIRST POST: July 15, 2023, 11:23 p.m. HST