The Russian authorities announced, on Tuesday, dropping the prosecutions against the Wagner Group, which is accused of carrying out an armed rebellion to overthrow the country’s military leadership.
“The criminal case related to armed rebellion carried out by the private military company Wagner has been closed,” the Federal Security Service (FSB), whose statement was reported by Russian news agencies, said.
The FSB explained that the participants in the rebellion put an end to their movements clearly aimed at committing a crime.
Considering these and other circumstances relevant to the investigation, the investigation authorities have issued a decision to terminate the criminal case.
Over the weekend, the FSB security service accused Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin of attempting to organize a civil strife and inciting the group’s fighters to arrest him.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Tuesday, that there are preparations underway to transfer the heavy military equipment of the Wagner Group to the army, after the rebellion of this organization that shook Russia stopped.
“Preparations are underway to transfer Wagner’s heavy military equipment to units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” the ministry said in a statement.
For his part, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that the tension that had existed for some time between the Russian army and the Wagner armed group, which carried out a rebellion in Russia over the weekend, had not been properly addressed.
“We ignored the problem and considered that it would disappear on its own, but the matter didn’t happen… There are no heroes in this case,” Lukashenko said in statements reported by the official media.