Vladimir Putin and Yevgeny Prigozhin (File Photo)
in russia Wagner Group The situation has become worrying after the mutiny of the fighters. President Vladimir Putin has termed the Wagner Group’s action against the army as treason and threatened to face the consequences. But after Putin’s threat, the anger of the Wagner group has flared up even more. Moscow Most of the tension has spread. Fighters from the Wagner group have also captured the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
While the head of the Wagner Group Yevgeny Prigozhin Has also issued a message announcing the coup of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On the other hand, the Russian Defense Department has issued a warrant for the arrest of Prigozhin. Tanks of the Russian army have been taken out on the streets.
Why did Yevnegi Prigozhin rebel?
Yevnegi Prigozhin has said that the fighters of his Wagner Group are ready to die. The special thing is that till now Prigozhin was a confidant of Vladimir Putin, but now his army has rebelled against Putin’s power.
Yevnegi Prigozhin has said that he has 25,000 soldiers under his command and they are all determined to fight for justice. But important questions are arising that why Yevnegi Prigozhin rebelled against Putin?
Tension was going on with Putin for the last few days
It is believed that relations between Prigozhin and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russia’s Premier General Valery Gerasimov have not been normal for some time. Prigozhin accused the Russian military of incompetence and of denying the Wagner Group ammunition and support.
Prigozhin, 62, has also stepped up his verbal attacks on President Vladimir Putin in recent weeks. But the Ministry of Defense is now finding it difficult to ignore Prigozhin’s allegations.
What is Wagner Group, how did it get its name?
Private Military Company (PMC) Wagner is a group of mercenaries that has served as Putin’s personal band for years. Until now, the Wagner group was regularly stationed in Ukraine with Russian army soldiers. It was started in 2014. After the annexation of Crimea, Wagner was involved in arming and organizing separatist groups in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region.
It is believed that the name Wagner Group is derived from the callsign of one of its operational commanders, Dmitry Utkin. Because he is a fan of the famous German composer Richard Wagner. The success so far in the war against Ukraine is being considered as the contribution of this independent military organization. Fighters of the Wagner Group are notorious for brutal attacks.
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