The head of the Wagner pressure stated Saturday he has ordered his mercenaries to halt their march on Moscow and retreat to their discipline camps in Ukraine to keep away from losing Russian blood.
The statement from Yevgeny Prigozhin seemed to defuse a developing crisis. Moscow had braced for the advent of the non-public military led with the aid of using the rebellious commander. And President Vladimir Putin had vowed he might face harsh consequences.
Prigozhin stated that at the same time as his guys are simply two hundred kilometers (one hundred twenty miles) from Moscow, he determined to show them returned to keep away from “losing Russian blood.”
He didn’t say whether or not the Kremlin has spoke back to his call for to oust Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. There changed into no instantaneously remark from the Kremlin.
The assertion follows a assertion from the workplace of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announcing that he had negotiated a cope with Prigozhin after formerly discussing the problem with Putin.
Prigozhin has conventional Lukashenko’s provide to halt the Wagner group’s increase and in addition steps to de-increase the tensions, Lukashenko’s workplace stated, including that the proposed agreement consists of safety ensures for Wagner troops. It didn’t elaborate.