The head of Wagner Group has released his first statement since the group’s armed mutiny on June 24th.
In an 11 minute audio recording, Prigozhin explained that Wagner was bound to be disbanded.
He said Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko offered a solution for the group to continue working legally in Russia.
He also compared his march to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – saying troops of Wagner’s level could have completed Russia’s special military operation in 24 hours.
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Russia latest: Wagner leader Prigozhin speaks for first time following mutiny
Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has just posted an 11-minute audio message, speaking for the first time since the weekend’s aborted Wagner Group rebellion.
In the message, he says his men headed to Moscow to “hold to account” leaders he blamed for “mistakes” in the Ukraine war.
He denied his “march for justice” was aimed at toppling Russian President Vladimir Putin.