2023-06-24 | 07:00
Alsumaria News - Internationals
Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Republic of Chechnya, said, on Saturday, June 24, 2023, that his forces are ready to provide assistance in thwarting the rebellion of the Russian "Wagner" group, at a time when the governor of the Russian Voronezh region confirmed that the army is taking "necessary military measures." against the Wagner rebellion in the region.
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In a statement, Kadyrov described Yevgeny Prigozhin's move as a "stab in the back" and implored Russian soldiers not to give in to any "provocations".
Earlier on Saturday, Russian President [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/60567/%D9%81%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1 %D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%86/ar/]Vladimir Putin[/url] described the rebellion announced by the "Wagner" group against the army as "internal treason," vowing a "harsh response," in Putin's first comment on the major escalation between the forces led by Putin's former ally. Prigozhin, and between the Russian Ministry of Defense.
In the first reaction of the founder of the Wagner Forces, Yevgeny Prigozhin described Russian President [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/60567/%D9%81%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1 %D8%A8%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%86/ar/]Vladimir Putin[/url]'s speech as "disappointing".
And a statement attributed to the [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/2868734843/%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%A9 %D9%81%D8%A7%D8%BA%D9%86%D8%B1/ar/]Wagner Group[/url], posted on the Telegram website, said that "Putin chose the wrong path," adding in a threatening manner, "and soon Russia will have a new president."
In the same context, the governor of Russia's Voronezh region said, on Saturday, that the army is taking "necessary military measures" in the region as part of an anti-terror operation announced after the [url=https://www.alsumaria.tv/Entity/2868734843/%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%A9 %D9%81%D8%A7%D8%BA%D9%86%D8%B1/ar/]Wagner Group[/url]'s rebellion.
A Russian security source told Reuters earlier that Wagner fighters had taken control of military facilities in the city of Voronezh, about 500 kilometers south of Moscow. Reuters could not independently confirm these statements.
While the Russian Ministry of Defense sent a statement to the Wagner fighters, appealing to them to abandon the group's leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, after rebelling against the army and seizing military sites, and said that Prigozhin, the head of the group, "deceived them and lured them into a criminal adventure."
This conflict erupted, haunting the Kremlin, after the leader of “Wagner” Prigozhin (aka Putin’s cook) accused the Russian army of killing a large number of its members in a bombing targeting their rear positions in Ukraine, an accusation that Moscow denied, calling on the “Wagner” fighters to arrest him on charges of “calling for an armed rebellion.” ".
Prigozhin had announced earlier today, Saturday, that his forces had crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia, vowing that they were ready to continue to the end in confronting the Russian army.
For its part, the authorities in the regions in southern Russia said that measures were being taken to maintain public security, after Prigozhin indicated that he intended to send his men to Moscow to overthrow the military leadership.
Prigozhin had asserted that he and his 25,000 members were "ready to die" for the "Motherland" and "liberate the Russian people" from the military hierarchy against which he had declared himself to be in rebellion.
Despite his pledge to fight the Russian army, the "Wagner" commander denied that he was in the process of carrying out a "military coup," stressing that he wanted to lead a "march for justice," as he put it, and said: "This is not a military coup, but rather a march to achieve justice. What we are doing is not impede the armed forces.