Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian chief of the mercenary Wagner Group who led a short-lived rebellion in opposition to the Kremlin over the weekend, mentioned the rebel was not meant to overthrow the Russian authorities, however nonetheless confirmed severe safety issues within the nation.
In an 11-minute message posted to Telegram, Prigozhin mentioned his forces circled as a result of they did not need to spill Russian blood.
He additionally claimed that no contract had been signed between Wagner and the Russian protection ministry, and that the unit was imagined to stop current on the finish by July 1, although it is unclear what that may’ve appeared like.
Prigozhin has reportedly fled to Belarus after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused him of main an armed rebellion in opposition to the federal government. Wagner troops marched towards Moscow on Saturday earlier than reaching a cope with the Kremlin and turning round.