The main part of the Wagnerites now remains in the camp, while some went on vacation, assured Alexander Lukashenko.
Russian PMC Wagner mercenaries will continue to be stationed in Belarus, although the company’s founder Yevgeny Prigozhin may have died in a plane crash. This is what the formal leader of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, August 25.
“Wagner lived, Wagner lives, and Wagner will live in Belarus, no matter how much anyone wants it. Prigozhin and I have developed a system of how Wagner can be found here,” said Lukashenka.
He explained the satellite images of the dismantling of the “Wagnerites” camp in Belarus by the fact that the extra tents are being removed there, because there are too many of them. For now, “the core remains” there, as some of the mercenaries are on vacation, Lukashenka assured.
“Now there is no need to keep them here. Therefore, they do not run anywhere. As long as we need this unit, they will live and work with us,” he added and predicted the number of “Wagnerites ” out of 10 thousand people.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that he warned Prigozhin at least twice about the possible danger, while he did not give him any guarantees.
As you know, on August 23, in the Tver region of the Russian Federation, a plane crashed with 10 people on board, including Evgeny Prigozhin. All died. Prigozhin’s death has not been officially confirmed.
And now, the Kremlin assessed the future prospects of PMC Wagner.
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