Western and American officials do not assess Prigozhin's actions, fearing that Putin could use their words to his advantage, CNN reports , citing its sources in the White House.
According to them, emergency meetings were called on June 23 to discuss the rapidly unfolding events in Russia, which caught both the US authorities and other Western countries by surprise. At the same time, representatives of the intelligence services of these states did not assume that Prigozhin could really start hostilities against the leadership of the Russian Federation.
According to the current assessment of experts, in the next 1-2 days, the Wagnerites will begin to experience supply problems, so now the West is taking a wait-and-see attitude. It is assumed that Prigozhin's forces took "at least a few days" to prepare the rebellion.
On the evening of June 23, the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, announced that his mercenaries were going to remove the military leadership of the Russian Federation. His military formations went to Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh, then to go to Moscow.