Yevgeny Prigozhin claims he received a press inquiry revealing a conspiracy by “masterminds” Putin and the Secretary of the Russian Security Council to undermine and “neutralize” the Wagner Group
Russian Game of Thrones… The founder of the Wagner paramilitary organization Yevgeny Prigozhin, revealed a conspiracy aimed at her extermination, and the extermination of him personally, and indeed a conspiracy at the highest possible state level, between Vladimir Putin and his close associate, the powerful Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
Yevgeny Prigozhin claims he received a press question revealing a conspiracy by “masterminds” the Russian president and Patrushev’s alter ego to undermine and “neutralize” the Wagner Group, the ISW (Institute for the Study of of war).
Prigozhin’s press service released a March 16 request for comment allegedly made by Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta, which asks if Prigozhin was aware of alleged discussions between Putin and Patrushev about the future of the Wagner group.
The Russian newspaper claims that information about these discussions recently circulated on Russian and Ukrainian Telegram channels. According to them Patrushev reported to Putin that there will be “nothing” left of Wagner in “one and a half to two months”.
🧵#Wagner Group financier Yevgeny #Prigozhin claimed that he received a press question exposing a plot spearheaded by #Russian President Vladimir #Putin & Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai #Patrushev to undermine and “neutralize” the #WagnerGroup. https://t.co/LWSiqjySGB https://t.co/ndGTBjSMbR pic.twitter.com/Qa3FdrQAqO
— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) March 17, 2023
According to the post, Patrushev commented that after the destruction of Wagner in Ukraine, Prigozhin would try to “unite the former and remaining active fighters of Wagner “under a far-fetched pretext”, equip them and “send them to its territory of Russia in order to seize power in the areas bordering Ukraine with a possible advance inland.”
The post concludes that Patrushev has already ordered the monitoring and control of the movements of former Wagner fighters, and that Putin reportedly agreed to this step, and thanked Patrushev for his efforts to “neutralize Wagner in general and Yevgeny Prigozhin in particular.”
Reacting, Wagner’s “boss”, after posting the question giving it substance, posted an audio response, stating that he had not heard of the alleged Patrushev-Putin conversations on Telegram channels, while noting that “Russian special forces should be working for neutralizing threats to Russia from wherever they come.”
“If Wagner is decimated in an unsuccessful attempt to get Bakhmut, Prigozhin may find himself exposed” comments the American network in the meantime, quoting a comment by analyst Mark Galeotti in the British magazine The Spectator, who characteristically mentions that “Putin can happily give politicians and businessmen who ‘swirl’ around his court a degree of autonomy if they promise results, but he will get rid of them just as easily if they don’t.”
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