The first news about the sequence of events that suddenly drew the world’s attention to Russia came yesterday, on June 23, at 21.35.
Yevgeny Prigojin announced that the Russian army launched a missile attack on the Wagner Group troops.
He said the missile targeting the Wagner camp killed at least 2,000 mercenaries.
20 minutes later, the Russian Ministry of Defense denied Prigojin’s words, arguing that no missile attack was carried out on Wagner’s forces.
The National Counter-Terrorism Committee announced that an investigation has been launched against Prigojin.
The charge was to call for armed rebellion. According to the Russian public prosecutor, this crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
At 23.50 the Moscow division of the FSB was put on alert.
Five minutes later, the first armored vehicles appeared on the streets of the city of Rostov, which was the supply center of the Ukrainian occupation.
In the first minutes of the new day, on June 24, 2023, at midnight, the FSB issued a statement asking them to arrest Prigojin.
At 1 am, the Moscow administration used the word ‘coup’ for the first time in a statement. Alekseev of the Russian foreign intelligence agency GRU described Prigojin’s activities as a “coup”.
At 02:10 Prigojin said that his troops had entered Rostov.
US President Joe Biden has been informed of Yevgeny Prigojin’s messages.
Prigojin announced that Wagner soldiers shot down a Russian helicopter that opened fire on a civilian convoy.
In the images reflected on Russian social media, there were videos of people with camouflage and machine guns lying on the pavement in Rostov and aiming.
At 08:10 in the morning Prigojin announced that they had taken control of all military facilities in Rostov.
About 1.5 hours later, the Russian Ministry of Defense argued that the members of the Wagner Group, who participated in the rebellion, were deceived.
Wagner mercenaries reportedly took control of military installations in Voronezh further north after Rostov
Putin used the phrase “Today we face traitors” for Wagner’s move.
As the clocks showed 12.53, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova called on the Russian people to come together around Putin.
At 15:47, it was announced that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Putin.
During the meeting, Erdoğan emphasized that it is necessary to act with common sense. He stated that no one should take responsibility for what happened in Russia.
At 4:52 p.m., a state of emergency decision came.
As the Wagner Group troops advanced north from Rostov, a state of emergency was declared in the Russian capital, Moscow.
In addition, with the decree he signed, Putin extended the detention period of those attempting to revolt up to 30 days.
20:00 When the clocks showed 20, an important statement came from Prigojin.
Prigojin announced that he had ordered his troops advancing in Moscow to return to their bases to avoid bloodshed.