Militia chief Yevgeny Prigozhin who turned his Wagner drive in opposition to the army management in Moscow, will depart for Belarus and a prison case in opposition to him will likely be dropped, the Kremlin mentioned Saturday.
“Avoiding bloodshed, inner confrontation, and clashes with unpredictable outcomes was the best aim,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov informed reporters.
Beneath the settlement, brokered by Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko, Wagner fighters won’t be prosecuted, Peskov added. “We’ve got all the time revered their heroic deeds on the entrance.”
“An settlement has been reached that Wagner would return to its bases,” Peskov mentioned, including that these fighters who had not participated within the riot could be allowed to formally be a part of the Russian military.
Prigozhin referred to as off his troops’ advance towards Moscow on Saturday, pulling Russia again from its most severe safety disaster in a long time.
The feud between Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and Russia’s army high brass had boiled over Saturday, with mercenaries capturing a key military headquarters in southern Russia after which heading north to threaten the capital.
Peskov additionally mentioned it was “out of the query” that Wagner’s aborted riot would affect Russia’s marketing campaign in opposition to Kyiv.
Moscow was grateful to Lukashenko for his function in mediating the disaster, he added.