This weekend, the founder of the Wagner Group, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, launched an uprising against the Russian Defense Ministry, seizing the headquarters of the Southern Military District, located in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, before attacking Moscow public. However, Yevgeny Prigozhin halted his advance without any violent conflict. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, first accused Yevgeny Prigozhin of treason and then firmly believed he would drop the charges. Yevgeny Prigozhin is supposed to go to Belarus.
Vladimir Putin lets Yevgeny Prigozhin go
The Kremlin publicly assured that Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of the Wagner Group, kept Putin’s “word” that the former could safely leave the country, after he easily denied all criminal charges for myself.
What might help in the decision to leave the entire job to the Russian president? Well, according to some experts, Yevgeny Prigozhin and his Wagnerian mercenaries took control of Rostov very easily, which may have damaged the president’s image as a “strong leader” Russia. When Putin decided and promised to take “brutal” measures against the coup plotters, they quickly left. Not to be missed, large crowds of Rostov residents supporting Wagner’s fighters were seen cheering and shaking their hands, as seen in several recorded videos. This is considered a factor that helps the overall slide easily.
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