The criminal case on the organization of an armed rebellion, the main defendant of which was the founder of Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, has not been terminated and continues to be investigated by the investigation department of the FSB of Russia. Writes about this "Kommersant".
According to Kommersant's source, the decision to open a criminal case has not yet been canceled, and the investigation of the rebellion continues, since "too little time has passed to make a different decision."
Information about the ongoing case is also confirmed by the source of RIA Novosti.
On June 24, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the criminal case against Prigozhin on organizing a military mutiny would be dropped, he would "leave for Belarus." His statement was quoted by the propaganda media.
According to him, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed to mediate efforts to resolve the situation with the Wagner PMC in order to "avoid bloodshed and internal confrontation."
Peskov also claimed that part of the Wagner PMC fighters, who initially refused to participate in Prigozhin's "campaign", would sign contracts with the Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, Prigozhin said that his mercenaries, who were going to storm Moscow, would return to field camps. Before that, Lukashenka’s press service reported that during negotiations with Prigozhin, agreements were reached on the start of de-escalation and on 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. Tanks and armored personnel carriers stood in the streets, explosions and shooting were 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, 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.