Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Wagner fighters against succumbing to a criminal adventure at a time when Russia is facing a difficult fight, stressing that the Russian armed forces have received an order to neutralize those who organized the armed rebellion.
In a speech on the latest developments in Russia, Putin stressed that the response to the armed rebellion that is trying to push the country to surrender and civil war will be harsh, considering that efforts must be focused on the country’s unity, and the recent rebellion is a stab in the back that we had previously suffered in the first world war.
He also said that foreign powers were benefiting from the stab wounds we are exposed to, noting that there are those who seek to sow chaos and civil war in the country, and we will confront this threat and betrayal strictly and categorically.
The Russian president stressed that “the traitors will bear responsibility before the state, and the security services received strict orders to combat terrorism and restore the situation to normal”.
Putin noted that what is happening is treachery and a stab in the back.
He also pointed out that an anti-terrorism regime had been announced in Moscow and a number of provinces, and that measures would be taken to restore stability in Rostov; The district where the commander of the Russian Wagner Military Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, announced that his forces had taken control of its military facilities on Saturday.
Putin believed that any disagreement must be discarded during the implementation of the special military operation, and that the battle that Russia is waging requires us to unite to confront foreign plans.
He also concluded his speech by saying, “As President of Russia and as a Russian citizen, I will do everything in my power to defend Russia and stop this armed rebellion”.
The Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, announced strengthening security measures and tightening anti-terrorism restrictions in the city, in anticipation of any emergency, after Prigozhin’s call for armed insurrection, and his claim that his forces were bombarded by the Russian army, which in turn denied these allegations.
Earlier, the Russian Federal Security Service confirmed that Prigozhin’s statements and behavior represent a call for armed civil conflict and a stab in the back for Russian soldiers fighting pro-fascist forces.
Likewise, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Kiev regime was taking advantage of the provocation of the founder of Wagner Company and focusing the activity of its tactical offensive units on the outskirts of the city of Bakhmut.