Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the criminal case against the head of PMC Wagner Yevgeny Prigozhin about organizing a military mutiny would be dropped, he would "leave for Belarus." He is quoted by the propaganda media, including Izvestia.
At the same time, Peskov added that he did not know who Prigozhin would work after he left for Belarus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed to mediate efforts to resolve the situation with the Wagner PMC, the spokesman said. According to him, there was a supreme goal - to avoid bloodshed and internal confrontation, in the name of these goals were Lukashenka's efforts.
Part of the Wagner PMC fighters, who initially refused to participate in Prigozhin's "campaign", will sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense, Peskov claims.
Earlier, Prigozhin said that his mercenaries were turning around and returning to field camps. Before that, Lukashenko’s press service reported that during negotiations with Prigozhin, agreements were reached on the start of de-escalation and stopping the movement of “Wagnerites” across Russia.
The head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, together with fighters from his detachments, captured part of the military facilities in Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh on the night of June 24. There are tanks and armored personnel carriers on the streets, explosions and shooting can be heard in the videos published by eyewitnesses. In Voronezh, a shell flew into a residential yard, several cars were smashed, in the region, servicemen of the Russian army bombed an automobile bridge over the M-4 Don highway, two kilometers from the city of Boguchar. A case was initiated against Prigozhin for calling for an armed rebellion, but he said that he was not going to turn himself in at the request of Putin, the FSB or “anyone else.” Russian politicians and propagandists, commenting on the situation, simply quoted Putin and called for “rallying” around him, and bots called for the same. On the evening of June 24, videos began to appear with Wagner PMC fighters leaving Rostov.