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Will there be a coup in Russia? Armed rebellion of Putin’s mercenaries “Wagner Group”



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There is a possibility of a coup in Russia.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the “Wagner Group”, called for an armed rebellion.
The soldiers of the Wagner group advanced towards Moscow.

Moscow: In the midst of Ukraine’s long war, shocking news comes from Russia. In a surprisingly growing internal struggle, Russia accused Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the mercenary group “Wagner Group”, of calling for an armed rebellion. Prigozhin said on Saturday that his men had crossed the Ukraine-Russia border and were ready to go “to any extent” against Russian forces.

Russia’s FSB security service opened a criminal investigation against him as a long-running standoff between Yevgeny Prigozhin and senior military officials came to a head, Tass news agency said. The Security Service called on the forces of the private military company Wagner to ignore Evgeny Prigozhin’s orders and arrest him. The move came shortly after the Kremlin accused Prigozhin of calling for an armed rebellion.

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Wagner often downplayed his limited role in the war as head of a private detachment on social media, reports CBC News, openly lashing out for months at Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian General-in-Chief Valery Gerasimov for his incompetence and his army. refuse to give ammunition.

“Stabbed in the back by Russian soldiers”
Yevgeny Prigozhin has urged the Russians to join forces and punish Moscow’s military rulers in the boldest challenge to President Vladimir Putin since the offensive in Ukraine began last year. In a statement, the FSB said that “Prigozhin’s statements and actions are in fact a call to start an armed civil struggle on the territory of the Russian Federation and a stab in the back of Russian soldiers fighting the forces pro-fascist Ukrainians”.

The Kremlin said Putin had been briefed on Prigozhin’s claims and necessary action was being taken. Prigozhin previously said that Wagner’s field camps were attacked with rockets, helicopter gunships and artillery fire on the orders of General Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff of the army.

Yevgeny Prigozhin called for an armed rebellion
Early Saturday, Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a telegram that his men had crossed the border between Ukraine and southern Russia and were ready to do anything against Russian forces. He said he and his men would destroy anyone who got in their way. He said that “we are advancing and we will advance until the end”. In his direct challenge to the Kremlin, Prigozhin called for an armed uprising on Friday (local time) in a bid to oust the Russian defense minister.

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