Amid the long-running Russia-Ukraine war, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner group, has rebelled against the President of Russia. In such a situation, the challenge for Russian President Vladimir Putin is whether to face a cross-border war or internal opposition. After Putin threatened the Wagner group, the Wagner group said in a report that we had chosen the wrong head of the country and that the country would soon have a new president.
However, Russian President Putin has accused Wagner’s boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, of treason, launching an armed rebellion and backstabbing his country. Responding to this accusation, Prigozhin said that his aim was not a military coup, but a march for justice.
Wagner’s army captured the city of Rostov
Wagner’s army has captured the city of Rostov. After this Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin with his 25 thousand soldiers is advancing towards the capital Moscow. There is a lockdown in Moscow at this time. Because the soldiers are busy preparing for the defense of the city. Meanwhile, Prigozhin has also mocked President Putin’s statement in which Putin called Prigozhin a traitor.
A warrant was issued for Prigozhin’s arrest
The Russian Defense Ministry has issued a warrant for the arrest of Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin following his coup. Prigozhin is the owner of the Russian private arm Wagner Group. Prigozhin could also face up to 20 years in prison for armed rebellion.
Russia will soon have a new president
Wagner released a statement through his Telegram channel after Vladimir Putin’s speech in Russia. In this statement, Wagner says that we have made the wrong choice in Putin and that Russia will soon have a new president. He further said that victory will be theirs. The lives of one or two traitors have been put above the lives of 25,000 soldiers. Wagner’s statement clearly stated that the civil war in Russia had now officially begun.
Russian troops attack Wagner’s fighters
The Russian army has launched an attack on Wagner’s fighters. Russian military helicopters fired on Wagner’s military convoy on the M4 highway outside the city of Voronezh on Saturday. Footage of this attack has surfaced on social media. A series of explosions have occurred in Wagner-owned Rostov, Russia. Some footage of this attack has surfaced through social media. It is seen in the video clip that people are scared due to the attack. Locals can be seen running here and there after the bomb blast.