Posted 23 июня, 20:25
Published 23 июня, 20:25
Modified 23 июня, 22:47
Updated 23 июня, 22:47
According to the NAC, the FSB of Russia has opened a criminal case on the fact of calling for armed rebellion.
According to Russian news agencies, President Vladimir Putin has been informed about all the latest events related to Prigozhin.
The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation reported: «On June 23, 2023, the Investigative Department of the FSB of Russia lawfully and reasonably opened a criminal case against Prigozhin E.V. under Article 279 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the fact of organizing an armed rebellion. His actions will be given a proper legal assessment. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for a term of 12 to 20 years».
The composition of the crime in this article is formulated as follows: «The organization of an armed rebellion or active participation in it for the purpose of overthrowing or forcibly changing the constitutional order of the Russian Federation or violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation».
Earlier on Friday, June 23, the Ministry of Defense categorically denied Yevgeny Prigozhin's statements that the Russian army allegedly attacked parts of Wagner. In particular, Prigozhin stated the following: «Those who struck at the rear camps of a private military company will be punished».
Another statement by Yevgeny Prigozhin: «This is not a military coup, this is a march of justice. Our actions do not interfere with the troops in any way».
The previous conflict between the Wagner PMCs and the Ministry of Defense unfolded around the so-called shell famine that arose at Wagner during the months-long assault on Artemovsk (Bakhmut). Prigozhin repeatedly accused the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of sabotaging the supply of ammunition and put ultimatums to the General Staff.
Recently, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu signed an order according to which, from July 1, 2023, fighters of all non-army formations are required to sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense. Yevgeny Prigozhin has repeatedly expressed disagreement with this decision.