Russia VIDEO:s Wagner boss Prigozhin orders his troops on their way to Moscow to turn back to their bases to "avoid bloodshed"./ Prigozhin is pardoned and retreats to Belarus.
Wagner boss Prigozhin orders troops to turn back By Sky News, June24, 2023
Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin has issued an audio message confirming his fighters are returning to their bases to "avoid bloodshed". The move comes after a convoy of his fighters entered the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in the early hours of this morning, where UK defence intelligence says the city's military headquarters was very likely captured.
Wagner fighters leave Military Headquarters in Rostov-on-Don By Sky News, June 24, 2023
Wagner chief Prigozhin halts march on Moscow: What happened? | DW News By DW News, June 24, 2023
The head of the Wagner Mercenary group has called off an armed uprising in Russia. Yevgeny Prigozhin had directed his forces along a major highway towards Moscow, saying he wanted to oust Russia's military leadership. But in a post on the messaging service Telegram, Prigozhin has now said Wagner is pullings its troops back to avoid spilling Russian blood. The city of Rostov-on-Don near the Russian border with Ukraine went through a turbulent day. Wagner's forces arrived there early on Saturday, securing control of key military positions. But after less than 24 hours, they could soon be leaving.