One of the founders of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that the Russian Defense Ministry launched missile attacks on the rear camps of the Wagner PMC. He promised to respond to the blow, in which, according to him, "many soldiers died", and "to deal with those who destroy Russian soldiers." Those who will resist, Prigogine promised to "destroy".
A little later, a note appeared in Prigozhin's press service on behalf of military commanders.
“The Council of Commanders of the Wagner PMC made a decision: the evil that the military leadership of the country bears must be stopped. They neglect the lives of soldiers, they forgot the word "justice", and we will return it. Therefore, those who destroyed our guys and tens of thousands of lives of Russian soldiers today will be punished. After we finish what we started, we will return to the front to defend our homeland. The presidential power, the government, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard and other structures will continue to work. We will deal with those who destroy Russian soldiers and return to the front, ”Prigozhin said.
He recommended not to go outside along the route of the PMC and promised to return to the front when the fighters "finished what they started."
In the next message, Prigozhin stated that "Shoigu cowardly fled from Rostov", and promised to stop him.
“At 21.00 he ran, cowardly, like a woman. In order not to explain why he raised helicopters to destroy our guys, why he launched missile strikes. This creature will be stopped,” he said.
In addition, Prigozhin called on everyone to join and "finish this disgrace."
“There are 25 thousand of us and we are going to figure out why chaos is happening in the country. 25 thousand are expected as a tactical reserve, and the strategic reserve is the whole army and the whole country. Anyone who wants to join. We need to end this mess."
Also, the Kremlin cook said that, according to his information, Shoigu had specially arrived in Rostov to carry out an operation to destroy the Wagner PMC. According to Prigozhin, the Russian Defense Minister "used gunners and helicopter pilots in the dark to destroy us."
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation denies strikes on the positions of PMC mercenaries.
“All the messages and video frames distributed on social networks on behalf of Yevgeny Prigozhin about the alleged “strike by the Russian Defense Ministry” on the rear camps of the Wagner PMC are untrue and are an informational provocation,” the ministry said in a statement, which RIA Novosti reports.