Britain reveals why Prigozhin canceled the march to Moscow

Before that, the Russian security services threatened to harm the families of the Wagner leaders Yevgeny Prigozhinthe head of the mercenary group known in the past as “Putin’s cook”, suspending their advance on Moscow. British newspaper The Daily Telegraph quoted British sources as saying that Wagner had only 8,000 fighters on Saturday, when he began marching from the city of Rostov to Moscow, instead of the 25,000 he claimed to have.

British intelligence believes that from now on Putin will try to integrate the soldiers of the Wagner Group into the Russian army and get rid of their commanders. But what is most striking in the analysis is why Prigozhin had suspended his march on Moscow when he had already taken control of a city of a million, Rostov, and no other power had slowed down on his way to Moscow.

It is not known whether there was an official agreement between Putin and Wagner Boss to end the rebellion. All that is known is that Prigozhin went to Belarus in exchange for a pardon for treason.

The agreement between the two sides was brokered by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who said he persuaded Prigozhin to withdraw his forces to avoid bloodshed. As a result, Wagner’s mercenaries who took part in the armed uprising would not face any charges, and in exchange for withdrawal they would be offered contracts with regular Russian forces.

The Kremlin did not withdraw any units to defend Moscow from Wagner’s fighters, but Prigozhin told the soldiers of the regular army to desert. At the same time, doubts were raised about the true nature of the uprising. Lord Dannatt, former Chief of Staff of the British Army, He worried that Prigozhin would be repositioned to lead an attack on Kiev from Belarus.

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