The FSB and other security officials in Moscow were alerted, according to a source close to the special services of the BBC Russian Service.
According to the source of the publication, on the Don highway (Moscow-Voronezh-Rostov-on-Don road) the FSB and SOBR of the National Guard set up roadblocks. The officers on duty were ordered to open fire "in the event of a threat." This is also reported by the source of the Dossier center , close to the special services.
The Dossier source also claims that a criminal case on the "armed rebellion" was personally initiated against the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin. This did not follow from the official report of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee, the media wrote about the initiation of the case "after Prigozhin's statements."
Earlier, in a number of police departments of the Rostov region, the Fortress plan was announced, the employees were alerted, the Baza Telegram channel and a source of the Rostov publication 161.RU in law enforcement agencies reported .
On the evening of June 23, Prigozhin announced that the Russian Defense Ministry launched rocket attacks on the rear camps of Wagner PMCs. He claims that Shoigu specifically arrived in Rostov-on-Don to carry out an operation to destroy the Wagner PMC. According to him, the head of the Ministry of Defense "used gunners and helicopter pilots in the dark" to destroy PMCs. Prigozhin promised to respond to the blow and "deal with those who destroy Russian soldiers." The Russian Defense Ministry denies strikes on the positions of PMC mercenaries, arguing that the messages spread by Prigozhin are not true. After Prigozhin's statements , a case was initiated on incitement to an armed rebellion, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said, the state agency TASS reported .