President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko told what, in his opinion, the Wagnerites will do in Belarus. He believes that they will "help" and "tell what is important now."
“Now there is a lot of talk and chatter: “Wagner, Wagner, Wagner”. People do not understand that we are pragmatic about this. If their commanders come to us and help us... Experience. Look, they're on the front line, the assault squads. Tell us what's important right now. For the last time, Putin told me: counter-battery combat is impossible without it. Drones. They went through it. They will tell you about weapons: which worked well, which did not. And tactics, and weapons, and how to attack, how to defend. It's priceless. This is what we need to take from the Wagnerites. There is nothing to be afraid of them. We keep our ears open,” Lukashenka said.
Recall that on June 24, in agreement with Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with Yevgeny Prigozhin, who organized a military campaign against Moscow. They ended with an agreement to start de-escalation and stop the movement of Wagnerites across Russia. Prigozhin himself announced that his mercenaries were leaving for their places of deployment. Later, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that all charges against the head of the Wagner PMC would be dropped, and he would “go to Belarus”
After the failed rebellion, Prigozhin stated that “the purpose of the campaign was to prevent the destruction of the Wagner PMC and to bring to justice all persons who, through their unprofessional actions, made a huge number of mistakes during the SVO.”
According to him, the Wagner PMC was supposedly going to disarm on June 30, but a blow was dealt to the militants, as a result of which about 30 people were killed.
“We did not want to shed Russian blood. We went to demonstrate our protest, and not to overthrow the government in the country,” Prigozhin said.