Moscow, Russian President Putin has addressed the nation. Addressing Putin, he said – Wagner has stabbed us in the back. We will protect the public. Putin further said that we will protect our country from internal rebellion. Wagner has stabbed us in the back. He has challenged the army. The private army has cheated the people of the country. We will protect citizens in any situation.
Putin said in his address that what we are facing today is internal betrayal. We need the unity of all our forces in Russia. Anyone who steps in favor of rebellion will be punished. He has to answer to the law and the people of the country. We will save our country from internal treason.
Russia’s investigative agency FSB has registered a case of treason against the Wagner chief following orders from President Vladimir Putin. He is accused of inciting armed rebellion. The soldiers have been asked not to obey any of their orders and to detain them.
Russia on Saturday accused Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigogine of a coup attempt. Moscow is on high alert. Security has been beefed up in the capital. Prigogine claimed that his troops had penetrated the Russian border and had even shot down a Russian army helicopter. All information regarding the developments is being conveyed to President Putin.
According to Al-Jazeera, Wagner also claimed that his forces had captured several positions in the city of Rostov. Prigogine has said that anyone who gets in his way will be eliminated. The mayor of Rostov has appealed to people to stay indoors.
According to media reports, Wagner’s army has captured several positions in the city of Rostov. The mayor of Rostov has urged people to stay indoors. Indeed, Prigozhin blamed the Kremlin for the missile attack on the Wagner training camp in Ukraine. Many of Wagner’s soldiers were killed in this attack. After this, Russia began to prosecute Prigogine.
The head of the Wagner group said that his troops have entered the southern border area, Wagner troops have taken over the building of the Southern Military District in Rostov. He also declared, in style of declaring war, that his 25,000-strong army was “ready to die”. After which Russian officials in Rostov have appealed to people to stay indoors. Meanwhile, the governor of Lipetsk said that the authorities have decided to increase vigilance for the safety of the people.