December 2, 2023

On Thursday, in an interview printed in a Russian newspaper, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned that the Wagner group merely doesn’t exist. He made these remarks whereas speaking in regards to the Wagner mercenary group. This interview comes simply after the Russian defence ministry seized the tanks, the army tools and artillery of the mentioned mercenary group which had been used within the Mutiny of the group in opposition to the highest Russian army management. Putin additionally talked about that the Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin didn’t need to give the management of the group to another person which resulted in such a destiny of the group.

Supply: RNZ

Whereas speaking in regards to the Wagner fighters, Putin mentioned that this occasion is regrettable for the odd Wagner fighters who fought with dignity on the entrance strains in Ukraine.

Putin additionally talked about that within the current assembly with the Wagner commanders about their scopes of potential employment, he had given the Wagner fighters the chance to struggle in Ukraine below the command of one other Wagner commander who goes by the decision signal “Grey”. When he did this all the opposite commanders had been receptive to his supply besides Prigozhin who, in response to Putin, mentioned that his boys don’t besides this supply.

In accordance with Kremlin, a gathering was held between the Wagner commanders and Putin after the stopped Mutiny of Wagner. Prigozhin additionally apparently joined this assembly. Nonetheless, neither Wagner group nor Prigozhin confirmed that there was a gathering held between them and President Putin. Along with that, Wagner commander Yevgeny Prigozhin has not been seen in public because the day of the failed mutiny. He was mentioned to be in Russia for the assembly however no person noticed him. Previous to this he was alleged to be in Belarus and the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko had confirmed that Prigozhin was the truth is in Belarus however afterwards, he mentioned that Wagner chief Prigozhin returned to Russia after his temporary keep in Belarus.

Russia: Putin Says Wagner Group “does not exist”. - Asiana Times
Wagner Mercenary Group.

Now the way forward for the Wagner fighters is in uncertainty. Prigozhin in his tried Wagner mutiny, by no means actually got here in opposition to Putin instantly. Prigozhin primarily sought to topple the highest army management in Russia as he blamed them for the deaths of many Wagner troopers. The 2 foremost targets of Prigozhin had been the Russian defence Minister and the Russian military basic. Nonetheless, after a deal was brokered by Belarusian President Lukashenko, Wagner mutiny was put to a cease. The Kremlin mentioned that in response to the deal, Prigozhin was alleged to retreat to Belarus and all the fees in opposition to him can be dropped. And as for the opposite Wagner fighters, they’d a option to both signal a contract with Russian ministry of defence, going to Belarus or return to their civilian lives.

Many adjustments are being made within the army management of Russia after this tried Wagner mutiny. Putin didn’t take away the defence minister and Military basic from their respective posts however the army leaders who had been in assist of the concepts of Wagner and have issues with the highest brass are being fired, or questioned.