Kremlin: Wagner Chief to Depart Russia Following Suppression of Rebellion

“Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is set to travel to Belarus without facing any charges, following a crisis that presented an unparalleled test to President Vladimir Putin.

In a recent development, President Vladimir Putin has leveled accusations of “treason” against Prigozhin. The President has also made a strong statement, vowing to quell the rapidly escalating armed rebellion. The crisis has reached a stunning conclusion, leaving lingering questions about the authority of the Russian leader.

Vladimir Putin
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In a surprising turn of events, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the mercenary group, has reportedly ordered his troops to retreat from their planned march on Moscow. According to sources, Prigozhin has decided to abandon the armed rebellion in order to prevent any potential loss of life.

According to the Kremlin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, along with his fighters, will reportedly depart from Russia and seek refuge in Belarus, a neighboring country and ally. This move is said to be made in an attempt to evade criminal charges amidst the ongoing revolt.

Wagner chief to leave Russia for Belarus in deal

According to sources, senior officials in the Biden administration were reportedly briefed on intelligence that indicated Prigozhin was contemplating a challenge on June 21. The situation reportedly escalated on Friday, with “alarm bells” ringing more intensely early in the day.

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