The Kremlin stated on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on June 29, 5 days after the group marched in direction of Moscow in a short-lived rebel.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov instructed reporters that Putin invited 35 individuals to the assembly, together with unit commanders, and that it lasted three hours. The Wagner commanders instructed Putin they have been his troopers and would proceed to combat for him, Peskov stated.
The temporary mutiny led by Prigozhin, by which Wagner fighters took management of the southern metropolis of Rostov, confronted Putin with the gravest problem to his maintain on energy since taking on as Russia’s paramount chief on the final day of 1999.
It was defused in a deal brokered by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Putin has since thanked his military and safety companies for averting chaos and civil warfare.
Prigozhin has stated the mutiny was not aimed toward overthrowing the federal government however at “bringing to justice” the military and defence chiefs for what he referred to as their blunders and unprofessional actions in Ukraine.
Prigozhin was meant to go away for Belarus underneath the phrases of the deal however Lukashenko stated final week he was again in Russia and that Wagner fighters had not but taken up a suggestion to relocate to Belarus, elevating questions concerning the implementation of the settlement.