Mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner no longer have a “significant” contribution to Russian operations in Ukraine, the Pentagon said Thursday, two weeks after their aborted mutiny.

“At this stage, we do not see Wagner forces having a significant presence on the battlefields in Ukraine,” US Defense Department spokesman Air Force Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said during a press conference.

The US estimates that “the majority” of Wagner’s fighters are still in Russian-held parts of Ukraine, he said.

In late June, the Wagner mercenary company, which has played a key role in operations following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, attempted to overthrow the military leadership during a blitzkrieg.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, its head, said that this uprising was not aimed at overthrowing the government, but to save the company from being dissolved by the decision of the general staff, which he blamed for incompetence.

The rebellion ended on June 24, following a deal brokered by Minsk that saw Mr Prigozhin relocated to Belarus. Its fighters were offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin to join the regular army, go to Belarus or return to civilian life.

The day before Wednesday, the Russian military announced that it had received from Wagner more than 2,000 pieces of military equipment (including tanks), 2,500 tons of ammunition and 20,000 light weapons. Mr. Prigozhin agreed to return this weaponry to the regular army after the rebellion was defeated.

After the failure of this stand, there are various rumors, which are impossible to verify given the opacity in the upper echelons of the Russian state, about changes in the military command, in particular about the possible replacement of General Sergei Surovikin, who was long considered to be favorably disposed towards the Wagner.