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Wagner head Prigozhin pours cold water on hopes of coup against Russia’s Putin

Moscow: Wagner head Yevgeny Prigozhin poured cold water on hopes that his group’s revolt will bring down Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hours after both sides seemed to be on the point of no return, the mercenary group’s chief said, “They were going to dismantle PMC Wagner. We came out on 23 June to the March of Justice. In a day, we walked to nearly 200km away from Moscow. In this time, we did not spill a single drop of blood of our fighters. Now, the moment has come when blood may spill. That’s why, understanding the responsibility for spilling Russian blood on one of the sides, we are turning back our convoys and going back to field camps according to the plan.”

The President of Belarus, Lukashenko, has been in talks with Prigozhin all day and has taken credit for the peace agreement.

Prigozhin accepted the terms of Lukashenko’s agreement and agreed to halt the movement of his forces and return back to his bases.

The agreement also guarantees security for fighters of PMC Wagner.

It seems that the attempted coup has come to an end, and Prigozhin, along with his men, will return to their bases.

Reports of Wagner forces not only leaving Moscow Oblas, but also leaving Rostov.

Russian media reports that criminal cases have already been dropped from Yevgeny Prigozhin and that Prigozhin and his forces will receive full immunity.

Restrictions on the movement of vehicles have been lifted from the Voronezh region which saw clashes earlier during the coup.

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