Wagner fighters can freely decide whether to sign an agreement with the Ministry of Defense or return home to their families, or decide to go with Prigozhin to Belarus.

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Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has dropped its investigation into the coup attempt led by Yevgeny Prigozhin. RIA NovostiI am Russian state news agency.

On June 23, the Federal Security Service opened an investigation against Yevgeny Prigozhin, with the aim of punishing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov after the Wagner leader announced that he would lead his troops on a justice march. Reaches Moscow.

In his speech the next day, Putin called Prigozhin’s move a betrayal and a backstab, but later, with the mediation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the parties were able to reach an agreement. Prigozhin himself went to Belarus, and according to the current situation, his soldiers who took part in his rebellion could decide for themselves whether to follow their leader, or return to their families, or join the Russian army.

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Prigozhin said: We do not want to overthrow the Russian government

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The head of the Wagner Group issued his first message since the weekend uprising. He says: His soldiers were stationed only twenty kilometers from Moscow, and not a single Russian soldier was killed. They started because they believed that by bringing the militants under its jurisdiction, the Ministry of Defense would simultaneously process them.

Prigozhin's private plane landed in Minsk

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The former Putin ally fled Russia after his rebellion – hours after the Russian president vowed to punish the rebels.