Russia’s FSB security service has opened a criminal case against Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary force, for calling for an armed mutiny, Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency said.
Prigozhin said that his call to action against the Russian military was not a mutiny but a “march for justice”.
Earlier, Prigozhin accused Russia’s military leadership of ordering a rocket attack on Wagner’s field camps in Ukraine, where “huge numbers” of his fighters had been killed.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a televised address soon, TASS reports, citing the Kremlin.
The deputy commander of Russia’s war in Ukraine, General Sergei Surovikin, told Wagner fighters to obey Russian President Vladimir Putin, accept Moscow’s commanders and return to their bases. (Al Jazeera)