Russian investigative journalist Christo Grozev,who knew in advance that the mercenary group Wagner would attempt a coup in Russia, made a new claim. Grozev claimed that Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin "will either be killed or make a new coup", the Financial Times reported.
Grozev, the chief researcher in the Russia division of the investigative journalism group Bellingcat, spoke to the Financial Times. He told the paper in January that Prigozhin had said he would turn his back on Vladimir Putin within six months and that the process had not failed him.
"Putin went on TV and called Prigozhin a 'traitor'. Everyone knows what they do to traitors and Putin did not do that. He wants to see him dead. He can't do that yet. But in six months Prigozhin will either be dead or there will be a second coup. I am undecided between these two," he said.
Russian mercenary group Wagner has reportedly started to withdraw from Belarus, according to a report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) based on a Russian source.
ISW stated that the first Wagner group left Belarus by bus. It was stated that the departure of the first group of 500-600 people was part of the agreement between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Wagner group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
No information on Wagner's new destination was shared.
Wagner's presence in Belarus caused tension in neighboring Poland. Poland had decided to deploy more than 10 thousand troops to the border with Belarus.
Source: Financial Times