Russia’s Private Militia Wagner Agrees to Belarus-Mediated Deal to Defuse Rebellion Tensions

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

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