Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Telegram that “anti-terrorist operation has been declared in Moscow and Monday will be a “day of no work” to “minimize risks”.
He asked Muscovites to avoid walking around the city as much as possible.
“City services are on high alert,” he said.
The escalation of the Wagner crisis in Russia
Yevgeny Prigojin, the founder of the private security company Wagner, accused the Russian army of organizing an attack on Wagner and threatened to respond, Wagner fighters left Ukraine and entered the border Rostov region.
Upon this situation, the Federal Security Service (FSB) opened a criminal case on the charge of “armed riot”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin described Wagner’s rebellion as “treason”.
Prigojin announced that they would go to Moscow, and the Kremlin administration had increased security measures in many parts of the country.
There were reports that Wagner warriors were also seen in Voronezh after Rostov.