On 25 June 2023, The head of the private Russian military company Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, ordered his troops to move to Belarus as part of a deal to defuse rebellion tensions.
- Charges against Prigozhin for mounting an armed rebellion will be dropped, and the troops who joined him will not be prosecuted if they redirect their movement to Belarus.
- Fighters from the Wagner Group who did not participate in the uprising will be offered contracts by the Russian Defense Ministry.
- Prigozhin ordered his troops to halt their march on Moscow and retreat to field camps in Ukraine after the deal was reached.
- The deal was mediated by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Prigozhin demanded the ouster of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu due to criticism of his conduct of the war in Ukraine.
- Putin referred to the armed uprising as a “betrayal” and “treason” in a televised speech to the nation.
- Wagner troops have played a significant role in the war in Ukraine, including capturing the eastern city of Bakhmut.
Question : Who is the head of the private Russian military company Wagner?
A) Yevgeny Prigozhin
B) Alexander Lukashenko
C) Vladimir Putin
D) Sergei Shoigu
Ans : A) Yevgeny Prigozhin