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Putin meets head of Wagner group after revolt – DW – 07/10/2023

Putin meets head of Wagner group after revolt – DW – 07/10/2023

The meeting, attended by all the mercenary commanders, lasted three hours, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told his daily press conference.

“The meeting took place in the Kremlin and lasted almost three hours,” Peskov said, adding that the meeting had 35 participants.

During that time, Putin “gave his assessment of the company’s performance (Wagner group) at the forefront of the structure of the special military operation and the events of June 24”, refers to the rebellion led. PrigogineHe stopped his soldiers when they were 200 kilometers from Moscow.

The Kremlin said Putin listened to the “commanders’ explanations” and offered them jobs after the uprising.

According to the Kremlin, Putin listened to the “briefings of the commanders” of the Wagner Group, led by Prigozhin, and offered them jobs.Image: AP/Image Alliance

“The commanders themselves presented their version of what happened, and emphasized that they were staunch supporters and soldiers of the head of state and the commander-in-chief,” Peskov added.

Wagner’s leaders also said they were “ready to continue fighting for the fatherland.”

“That’s all I can say about that meeting,” he concluded.

rml (efe, afp)

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