May 26, 2024

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The Belarusian president assures that the Wagner group does not exist in his country

The Belarusian president assures that the Wagner group does not exist in his country

After his rebellion against Moscow, Yevgeny Prigozhin had to go into exile in Belarus, an ally and neighbor of Russia. But as of now he cannot be found.

But where is Wagner’s boss? Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed on Thursday July 6 that Yevgeny Prigozhin is in Russia and not. “Not on the territory of Belarus”. According to him, Wagner’s fighters are themselves “In their permanent camps” Not in his country, in Ukraine. “for now”.

Evguéni Prigojine, however, was exiled to Belarus, an ally and neighbor of Russia, as per a deal struck with the Kremlin. When asked the question, the Kremlin spokesman replied that Moscow “No [suivait] Not motions Wagner’s boss.

A Belarusian camp that could host Wagner

“If you look for them, you won’t find them here”, An official of the Belarusian Defense Ministry receives journalists at a recently constructed camp in Tsel, Mogilev Region, central Belarus. Around him, 300 tents that could have accommodated about 5,000 people were empty. In one, you can see some guards resting.

The official noted that the tents were set up in anticipation of training maneuvers to be held in the fall. “As the camp is ready, it may be proposed” For Wagner, only the ministry official agreed.

The media released satellite photos of the camp under construction immediately after the mutiny by the paramilitary group, suggesting the arrival of Wagner fighters as part of a deal negotiated by the Belarusian president. Alexander Lukashenko announced on June 27 that Yevgeny Prigozhin had arrived in Belarus. But on Thursday, he acknowledged the problem “transfer” There was no Wagner in his country “Unsolved”.