Revolt in Russia. After talks with Lukashenko, Prigozhin left for Belarus. Experts are convinced: the uprising of the mercenary leader is unlikely to do without consequences.
Revolt in Russia. After talks with Lukashenko, Prigozhin left for Belarus. Experts are convinced: the uprising of the mercenary leader is unlikely to do without consequences, with the “March of Justice” he tied a noose around his neck.
Last night, after talking to the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Prigozhin said that his mercenaries were setting up columns and moving in the opposite direction to the field camps. Later it became known that the criminal case against Prigozhin would be closed, and he would "go to Belarus."
And although the threat of an armed uprising in Russia, which has never broken out on a global scale, has ended, the Russian dictator will nevertheless undertake to liquidate the effects of the most serious uprising since coming to power in 2000.
The CNN channel writes that although Prigozhin was sent to Belarus apparently unscathed, this “March of Justice” put a noose around his neck. Kremlin spokesman Dmytro Peskov said he did not seem to know what position Prigozhin would take in Belarus. However, experts believe that the danger to the terrorist leader has not passed.
“Putin does not forgive traitors. Even if Putin says: “Prygozhin, go to Belarus”, he is still a traitor and I think Putin will never forgive that. It is possible that Prigozhin will be killed in Belarus,” said Jill Dougherty, a longtime expert on Russia.
She noted, however, that Moscow has a difficult dilemma about what to do with Prigozhin, because as long as he has some support, he is a threat no matter where he is.
Several experts said that although the Russian president survived the coup, he now looks weak – not only to the world and its enemies, but also to his own people and army. This will give opponents the opportunity to weaken Putin's position.
“If I were Putin, I would be careful because of those people on the streets of Rostov who cheered the Wagnerites when they arrived”.
Prygozhin performed several missions entrusted to him. First of all, it placed the PEC “Wagner” under the full control of the Russian Ministry of Defense, making one of the most combat-capable units of the occupation forces a part of the regular army.