Putin Regime To Seize Wagner Group Assets, Give It To Military

A report shows that Russia’s Defense Ministry has announced that Wagner Group mercenary personnel will turn in their military equipment to the Russian army after the failed coup attempt.

According to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday, preparations are ongoing to deliver Wagner PMC major military equipment to operational troops.

Wagner mercenary commander Yevgeny Prigozhin accused Russian military authorities of targeting Wagner locations in Ukraine. While Prigozhin has spent months in an open dispute with General Valery Gerasimov and Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu, the private militia has played a vital part in the war.

Prigozhin’s supporters took over the city of Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia and began a “march for justice” in the direction of Moscow. As a result of an agreement purportedly struck by the Kremlin’s ally, Belarus, the group’s progress was suddenly halted on the route to the capital, and the warriors stood down.

According to a report, those in the West who have longed for a regime change in Russia saw a chance to destroy their credibility with the Wagner mutiny.  They kept superimposing their dreams on top of actual occurrences.

They didn’t mention that Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin previously complained about insufficient ammo and help from Russian military leadership like Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and head of the general staff Valery Gerasimov. Or that the reason for his army’s march on Moscow was to bring “justice” to his troops, whom he claimed did all the hard lifting at the protracted fight of Bakhmut, which the Russians ultimately won. Prigozhin denied plotting a coup and did not name Putin for the reason.  

Putin eventually worked out a deal to exile Prigozhin and his companions to Belarus. 

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), known for his support of US regime change efforts, expressed on Twitter during the unrest that he hopes for the Russian people to be liberated from corrupted, dictatorial war criminals like Putin as internal strife and chaos occur inside Russia. If Graham claims to support democracy, he should consider that the Russians elected their leader through democratic means.