Yevgeniy Prigojin, the founder of the Wagner group consisting of Russian mercenaries, spoke for the first time after his ‘revolt’. Prigojin described their armed revolt as a “march”. He pointed out that the events revealed Russia’s important security vulnerabilities.
He used the expression “we regret” about the Russian planes and helicopters they shot down.
Prigojin said they were returning to their bases to avoid further bloodshed by Russian soldiers.
He reiterated his claim that Wagner members were hit by Russian helicopters and missiles.
He stated that they have no intention of changing the government.
He suggested that they started the rebellion to prevent Wagner’s destruction. He stated that Wagner’s existence had to end on July 1.