A day after an armed rise up threatened his grip over Russia, President Vladimir Putin declared that Wagner mercenary group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin will “be dropped at justice.”
“Any blackmail or makes an attempt to rearrange inner unrest are doomed to failure,” Putin stated in a televised speech Monday night. “The organizers of the rise up have betrayed their nation.”
Nonetheless, he additionally appeared to acknowledge that an immunity deal struck between the 2 to finish the standoff will likely be upheld for now. Putin stated that those that participated within the rise up would have the choice to go away with Prigozhin to Belarus and keep away from prosecution or return residence to their households, whereas additionally extending them the chance to repent by becoming a member of the Russian military.
He didn’t particularly identify Prigozhin or point out a plan to revoke immunity, which analysts say means the Wagner chief will be capable of proceed to steer the group in Belarus with out penalties.