In his speech, Putin stated the rebels who have been “pushing the nation towards anarchy and fratricide” would face “unavoidable punishment.”
“Those that organized and ready the armed revolt, those that raised weapons in opposition to comrades in arms, betrayed Russia. And they’ll reply for this,” he added.
He additionally appealed to Wagner’s forces saying they have been “pushed into the provocation” and referred to as for “unity, consolidation, and duty.”
In a video, Prigozhin stated he would blockade the southern Russian metropolis of Rostov, CNN reported, and transfer on to Moscow except Russia’s protection minister met with him within the metropolis.
Putin stated he was taking motion to stabilize the scenario in Rostov, including, “As president of Russia and the commander in chief, as a citizen of Russia, I’ll do all the pieces to defend the nation.”