Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced on his Telegram channel that security measures have been strengthened in the capital as part of the fight against terrorism.
Rostov Region Governor Vasiliy Golubev also stated that necessary measures were taken to protect security due to the current situation and said, “I urge citizens not to go to the city center and stay at home.” used the phrase.
Lipetsk Region Governor Igor Artamanov emphasized that the measures have been increased in the region and said, “Special attention will be given to critical infrastructure facilities. Also, I advise the residents not to travel south, especially to the Voronezh region.”
In a statement made by the Voronezh administration, it was noted that convoys of military vehicles were moving on the M4 federal highway, therefore it should not be used by civilians.
Prigojin: We shot down a helicopter on the Moscow highway
Wagner’s founder, Yevgeny Prigojin, claimed that a helicopter was shot down by Wagner on the Moscow highway.
Prigojin used the following statements:
“Once again, I warn everyone. No one can eliminate us. We have a target. We are all ready to die. Because we die for the homeland and the Russian people. It is necessary to save the Russian people from those who shot civilians. In Rostov, civilians were just fired at by helicopters. One of the pilots did not obey the order to shoot. “
Wagner’s founder, Prigojin, accused the Russian army of attacking Wagner and threatened to retaliate.
Upon this situation, the Federal Security Service (FSB) opened a criminal case on the charge of “armed riot”.
In a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the allegations that Wagner attacked their camps were denied.