The Wagner Group, a private army supporting Russia in the Ukraine war, has launched a military mutiny against the Kremlin. Pictures released by Russian media RT show Wagner armored vehicles on the streets of the city of Rostov. After which high alert was declared in many areas of Russia including Moscow, and Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation in a hurry saying – Wagner has stabbed us in the back. They have challenged the army, cheated the people of the country, we will protect the citizens at all costs.
Reports from several international news agencies claim that Wagner has captured the Russian city of Rostov and the military headquarters there. Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigogine has also talked about the downing of a helicopter of the Russian Army. After this Moscow is on high alert, and the highway connecting the capital has been closed. In view of the current situation, the mayor of Rostov has appealed to the people to stay indoors.
Armored vehicles and the Russian army have been deployed on the streets of Moscow. Anti-terrorist measures are being taken to strengthen security. Public events may be restricted. Russian investigative agency FSB has registered a case of treason against Wagner Chief following the order of President Vladimir Putin. He has been accused of inciting armed rebellion. The fighters have been asked not to obey any of his orders and to detain him.
Two weeks ago, Russia’s Ministry of Defense issued an order, under which all private militia units fighting against Ukraine were ordered to join the Russian army. For this, it was also said to get a contract signed by all the private military. Then Private Military Wagner refused to make this agreement. Wagner’s owner Prigozhin had said – We will not make any agreement with the Ministry of Defense.
It is being told that the tension between Russia and Wagner started after the missile attack on the training camp of the private army in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Many Wagner fighters were killed in this attack. Wagner’s head Prigogine determined to rebel, blaming the Kremlin. Prigogine said- We have an army of 25 thousand fighters, we have set our goal and we are ready to die, we stand for our motherland and Russian citizens, they should get rid of such people who harm common people. are killing.