Contents tagged with Wagner

  • Russian General Sergei Surovikin fired as Commander of Russian Aerospace Forces

    Russian General Sergei Surovikin, who disappeared from sight after the Wagner PMC rebellion, was dismissed from his position as Commander of the Russian Aerospace Force, reported former chief editor of radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov. According to Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak, the "General Armageddon " or "Syrian Butcher" was removed from his post on August 18 by a classified presidential decree. Sobchak also noted that Surovikin's family has been unable to contact him so …

  • Lukashenko says he joked when claiming that Wagner mercenaries want to attack Poland

    The self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka, said he was joking when he said that Wagner mercenaries wanted to attack Poland.

    "I joked that the Wagner fighters were talking that they would go on a trip to Rzeszow. Why? Because the equipment and weapons went from Rzeszow to where these "Wagner soldiers" fought near Artemovsk (Bakhmut). Thousands of their guys died there. And they will remember this," he said.

    Lukashenko said that the Polish authorities still have to thank …

  • Putin: Wagner PMC no longer exists

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said he had a meeting with the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and his mercenaries.

    "At a meeting with them, I gave an assessment of what they did on the battlefield, and on the other hand, what they did during the events of June 24. Thirdly, I showed possible options for their further service, including combat. That's all," Putin told the correspondent of the newspaper Kommersant.

    The Russian president noted that "ordinary Wagner fighters fought …

  • Prigozhin breaks silence, promises 'more victories ahead'

    The head of Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, for the first time in a week recorded an audio message, which was published on the Telegram channel Grey Zone.

    "I want you to understand that our "march of justice" was aimed at fighting traitors and mobilizing our society. And I think that we managed to do a lot of this," Prigozhin said.

    He promised that in the near future everyone will see "our next victories at the front." It is not known exactly when the audio was recorded. Prigozhin also did not …

  • Kremlin terminates all contracts with Prigozhin's companies

    The Russian Defense Russian Ministry terminated the contract with Yevgeny Prigozhin's Concord holding, reports the Telegram channel “Caution, news” owned by the Russian journalist, Ksenia Sobchak, citing its own source.

    According to the news outlet, the Concord companies have been working intermittently since June 23, destroying documents in anticipation of inspections. It is expected that all the Concord contracts will be transferred to the new owners by July 15. But yesterday the employees …

  • After unsuccessful rebellion Prigozhin loses all his investments in Syria

    "There are no more Wagner fighters in Syria," anonymous sources in the Syrian government told Russian news agency Russia Today. According to them, all Wagner activities have also been terminated in Syria.

    Syrian officials claim that now in the territories controlled by Damascus, only large Russian state-owned companies and units of the Russian regular army operate. Their main base is at the Khmeimim airport. Russia Today notes that Russian investigators interrogated the military in Khmeimim, …

  • After Prigozhin’s rebellion, Kremlin decides to arm Russia’s National Guard with tanks and heavy weapons

    The Russian internal troops, the National Guard, will receive heavy weapons, including tanks, said the Director of the Russian National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, at a press conference after Vladimir Putin's speech on the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin. According to Zolotov, this has already been "discussed with the president."

    Talking to reporters, Zolotov said that the soldiers of the National Guard worked competently during an attempted armed rebellion over the weekend. To prevent bloodshed, …

  • Belarus begins construction of camps for Wagner mercenaries

    A camp is being built for mercenaries of the Wagner PMC in Asipovichy, Mogilev region of Belarus, 200 km from the border with Ukraine, reports the news outlet Verstka. According to the news outlet, there will be several such camps.

    According to Verstka’s sources, the camp in Asipovichy will take an area of 24 thousand square meters. It will be able to accommodate eight thousand people. The sources claim that the builders were given the task to complete the construction of the camp by June 27. …

  • Panic in Kremlin as Prigozhin’s private army moving towards Moscow

    After camps of the Wagner PMC came under missile strikes and the enraged leader of the mercenary army announced that its force numbering 25 thousand people was going to Moscow, panic began in Moscow and in all Russian southern regions.

    Earlier, the host of the Russian First Channel, Ekaterina Andreeva, went on the air with an emergency news release. She called the video showing "the consequences of a strike on the camps of the Wagner PMC” fake and read out statements by the Russian Ministry of …

  • Kremlin opens criminal case against Prigozhin for inciting rebellion

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the founder of the Russian PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, after he announced a "march of justice" against the "evil that the Russian military leadership represents”, reports Russian media, citing the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.

    According to the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee, Prigozhin’s claims are groundless.

    "In connection with these statements, the FSB of Russia opened a criminal …